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Photographer:Dennis Mortimer [View profile]Title:OCEAN COUNTESSAdded:Jan 03, 2014
Captured:January 02, 2014IMO:7358561Hits:18,586
Location:Chalkis, Greece
Photo Category: Casualties
At Chalkis Shipyards, Evia island, Greece.
Vessel Identification
Name:Ocean Countess
Former name(s):
- Ruby (Until 2007 Dec)
- Ocean Countess (Until 2007 May)
- Lili Marleen (Until 2006 Oct)
- Ocean Countess (Until 2005 Dec)
- Olympia Countess (Until 2004 Feb)
- Olympic Countess (Until 2002 Apr)
- Awani Dream 2 (Until 1998 Jan)
- Cunard Countess (Until 1996)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:16,795 tons
Summer DWT:3,062 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd´s Shipping Register
Build year:1976
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (12)

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Timsen on Mar 10, 2014 10:17 (7 years ago)
Towed to breakers at Aliaga Mar 30, 2014.
SSM2005 on Jan 24, 2014 22:34 (7 years ago)
I sailed on her in August 2012. I am extremely sorry to see her end this way. She was a fine lady and a piece of British maritime history. I never imagined that she would meet her demise in this way. I never say this unless a ship is truly special, but she should have been preserved. She is just as important as Queen Elizabeth 2 and Rotterdam. At least her sister still lives on as Golden Iris for Mano Maritime. RIP Ocean Countess!!!!
Jim McQuarrie on Jan 13, 2014 19:13 (7 years ago)
A fellow engineer Derek Elliot also worked on her-Don't know when
MsLinarcos on Jan 12, 2014 22:10 (7 years ago)
I sailed on her when she was the CUNARD COUNTESS, in July 1984. She was my second 7 day cruise.
john white on Jan 05, 2014 20:16 (7 years ago)
a sad site she was a nice ship worked on her in 1988 doing modifications to watertight door system
john white
Jens Boldt on Jan 05, 2014 20:14 (7 years ago)
Damien, at least we have photos of her in happier times. I saw Ocean Countess once here at Hamburg, back in May 2012:-)
Best regards
Damien McCarthy on Jan 05, 2014 19:55 (7 years ago)
Indeed it is a sad sight Jens :-( she was a lovely ship saw her in Cobh twice in 2012.Unfortunately her time has come and so has the time for the Cora (Coral) which is underway for Dubai pressumably anchorage for bunkering prior to continuing towards the beaches of Alang
Best Regards
Jens Boldt on Jan 04, 2014 21:55 (7 years ago)
What a depressing sight...:-(
I share crazyboutships opinion, she'll be gone to the scrapyard soon.
Apropos scrapyard... Cora (IMO 7048936, another ex-Cunarder) is on her way to Alang as it seems. She left Eleusis Bay where she's been laid-up since 2011 with destination Dubai...
Damien McCarthy on Jan 04, 2014 20:39 (7 years ago)
All I know is all crew that were onboard her were all accounted for her she was meant to go on charter to a Russian operater but due to this tragedy her future is uncertain but most likely a scrapyard at Aliaga or Alang
Søren Rasmussen on Jan 04, 2014 14:25 (7 years ago)
It's so sad to see this Danish-build ship in these conditions :-(

I remember seeing her in Copenhagen in the summer of 2010 for the first time... Although I'm more into the new generation of cruise ships, she impressed me.

Does anyone know what started the fire? And if there were any casualties?
Sander.Braathen on Jan 04, 2014 14:04 (7 years ago)
This makes me so sad.. THe fire began just days before she was to enter service again :'(
Jim McQuarrie on Jan 04, 2014 10:16 (7 years ago)
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