QE2 cruise ship "left to rot" after being sold to Dubai

Iconic liner could be sold for scrap after plans for floating hotel crashed

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QE2 Remains Ghost Ship Docked At Port Rashid, Dubai

A campaign group has claimed that iconic ocean liner the QE2 has been "left to rot" in Dubai after she left the UK in 2008 for her new home at the UAE state's Port Rashid.

Campaigner Stephen Robinson fears she will end up being scrapped and highlighted the ship's plight in Liverpool this weekend as crowds gathered to see Cunard's Three Queens ships in the River Mersey.

According to the Liverpool Echo, plans to turn the QE2 into a floating hotel crashed and there are rumours she could be sold for scrap.

Mr Robinson told the Liverpool Echo: "She is still largely intact but she is in rather a sorry state, covered in dirt and dust inside and out, with her future very much uncertain.

"Unless something is done soon, she will end up being scrapped which would be a terrible waste of such an iconic ship."

In November last year, new images emerged of the cruise ship "rotting away" in Port Rashid.

According to Arabian Business, fans contacted the news agency to send photos of staff members barbequing a pig on QE2's outside deck.

Former engineer on the QE2 Rod Fair told Arabian Business: "I cannot for the life of me understand why this magnificent ship is sitting there rotting, and costing somebody a fortune, when it could well be elsewhere being useful."

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