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Owner denies that ship is to be scrapped
The owner of the 'Astoria', the Puerto Rico-based The Roundtable LLC, on Feb 1, 2023, denied that it is ending a 75-year career. Reports by brokers this week that the ship has been sold for recycling at a European Union-approved are incorrect. This denial comes despite S&P Global’s International Ships Register recently changed the ship's status to “to be broken up”. While a deal to sell the ship is currently being negotiated, the buyer has indicated that the ship will be used for further trading. The Roundtable, a company affiliated with crypto currency billionaire Brock Pierce, acquired the 'Astoria' in mid-2021 with the intention of using it as a cruise ship. The company later backtracked on these plans, and put the ship back on the sales market.
Sold to Breakers
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World's oldest passenger ship put up for auction again
The 'Astoria' was set up for auction again by the CW Kellock & Co. Ltd. Interested parties were invited to chime in, with an inspection in Rotterdam being possible by arrangement. No starting price has been set as of now, but offers are invited.Upload News