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  • ronald
    February 28, 2013 - 07:57

    Shoeybi, leave your email somewhere, I want to speak with you. Ronald

  • Support
    February 12, 2013 - 00:46

    These owners didn't run up the over-inflated bill of 250 thou for berthing fees. The former Russian owners did. These guys bought it from the courts for 275 thou, and were given a reasonable time to get it out of here. The Port Authority of St Seans(get it?) was putting pressure on them, and threatned that they were about to lose it, so they were forced out of port. There is almost never any insurance on vessels headed to the scrap yard....only on the tug, so this is not an insurance scam. They invested their hard earned money legitimately, and are close to losing 500 thou total. Why do so many of you want to kick them in the face, when they're down. Is this the kind of people that live here in St Johns? Any other community in Nl would be out helping them to get their boat into safe harbour. If you feel nothing for these guys, you deserve to have a great loss in life too...Its called Karma, and it will come calling.

  • Robert
    February 11, 2013 - 11:05

    I am certainly no expert in marine salvage but it is pretty common knowledge that once you abandon a vessel of everyone on board it is essentially up for grabs........Anybody can attach a line and get on board and claim salvage rights. And subsequently those who have attached a line AND gotten on board may yet abandon the vessel AND their salvage rights. So if Shoebyi wants his vessel back he is certainly at liberty to locate the vessel, attach a line and reclaim salvage AND at his expense.

    • Robert
      February 11, 2013 - 11:46

      Figure I may as well stir the pot a little more! When should we figure on this tug Charlene Hunt leaving port? Or should we expect the tab to start mounting on this "vessel" as well and we get stuck with yet another piece of target practice?

    • david
      February 11, 2013 - 11:49

      I suspect you are not understnading the actual truth underneath the BS that Shoebyi feeds the sadsack Telegram, Robert. , There's an expensive difference between an "asset" and a "liability".

    • Robert
      February 11, 2013 - 15:04

      David! The 'sadsack Telegram" is the only news we get anymore that simply provides the news. And I very much understand the difference between an asset and a liability; its what i've done for a living for almost 30 years. For the most part this a poor plan not executed very well at all. The owner is very much on the hook for $250,000. plus incurred expenses. Nobody walks away from that much money without looking for an out.

  • Wendy
    February 11, 2013 - 10:55

    INSURANCE SCAM !!!

  • sink it into silence
    February 11, 2013 - 10:20

    TO THE OWNER: this ship is now in international waters so find it yourself, not on my dime. its outside of canada and i call on the federal government not to waste our money on a pile of scrap.

  • gerry
    February 11, 2013 - 10:11

    Let it drift! It will become part of that mess of garbage we dump into our world's oceans. Hopefully it won't collide with anything!

  • Douglas Sellars
    February 11, 2013 - 09:31

    Since the ship has been abandoned by the two legged rodent owners, recent buyers and government agencies...has anyone given any consideration to the hundreds of four legged rodents now residing on board the Orlova. These unfortunate creatures now find their home and themselves adrift but worse than any on ocean, adrift on a sea of bureaucratic red tape. Their fate will no doubt be a watery grave and years of litigation by two legged rodents of a different ilk will be their legacy....

  • Douglas Sellars
    February 11, 2013 - 09:25

    Since the ship has been abandoned by the two legged rodent owners and government agencies...has anyone given any consideration to the hundreds of four legged rodents now residing on board the Orlova. These unfortunate creatures now find their home and themselves adrift but worse than any on ocean, adrift on a sea of bureaucratic red tape. Their fate will no doubt be a watery grave and years of litigation by two legged rodents of a different ilk will be their legacy....

    • david
      February 11, 2013 - 10:24

      Where's PeTA?! Save the rats! Boy, that would be the LAST thing the government wants.....an environmental and marine safety hazard setr adrift out odf pure, bureacratic incompetence is no big deal for Newfoundland government. But having PeTa on your arse?!? Now that would be stressful.

  • david
    February 11, 2013 - 08:55

    This is a case for Jake Doyle.....all it needs is a bar brawl, a car chase and a nude scene and it's a double episode. (Spoiler alert: it was the owner!)

  • Political Watcher
    February 11, 2013 - 08:19

    Considering that this boat has an outstanding bill with the port authority for over $250,000.00 he should begin with paying that. Once his debts are settled, he can beging to accumilate new ones as thats all the Government will receive in return for helping, unpaid bills. All the while this guy gets his boat to the scrapyard and gets paid for doing so. No one held a gun to his head and told him to tow a vessel out into the North Atlantic in the mid of winter and with a storm headed up the coast. Somewhat sorry about his problems but not sorry the boat is gone.

  • Jerome
    February 11, 2013 - 08:00

    Shoeybi, You brought all this on yourself, so now put up with the consequences, and trying to switch the blame.

  • Ed Power
    February 11, 2013 - 07:48

    "It's the sort of thing you might expect of a Third World tinpot nation." Exactly. And "it will come back to bite us in the arse", either as a shipwreck, or a series of expensive lawsuits. Maybe the Lyubov Orlova is Harper's first giveaway under a Free Trade Agreeement with Europe.....

  • lynda
    February 11, 2013 - 07:21

    Go to Google and look up IMAGES FOR Lyubov Orlova and see that she doesn't derserve to be scrap. I found a couple of sites that shows her in her hayday not so long ago.

    • support
      February 12, 2013 - 06:36

      LYNDA, I so agree with you. When that ship came into this harbour, it was in fine condition. The sale price of 275 thou, by the courts in Montreal, was a steal. Someone missed out on a fine vessel, with a lot of life left in her yet. You can't buy a tiny sail boat at the local marina, for that kind of money. She could have run many more cruises, right out of St Seans(get it?). Thats the dude that wants to fence it off, and only allow certain ships, that he likes, into St Seans Harbour. The word authority has gone to his head,big time.