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Quite surprisingly Astor is reported to be sold for scrap for $1.7M US after no other buyers came forward.

For this price I would expect the breakers to shop her around a bit rather than rushing to cut her up.

I have not seen any reports on the buyer for Marco Polo.

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On 11/4/2020 at 6:32 PM, foodsvcmgr said:

Sad update - Astor now showing course set for destination Aliaga.

For the lack of news about Astor this would explain why. However not sure about Marco Polo. Out of all the ships in CMV fleet shes the one I'd think CVI would of had their eyes on.

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Unfortunate but not unexpected that Marco Polo will head to the breakers.

Hard to understand though why Astor would also go for breaking but Magellan found a buyer ostensibly for further service.

Was there a mechanical or structural concern with Astor?

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I suspect Astor's scrapping reflects more on her age and size not fitting in with most companies' future plans for building / owning bigger and bigger ships rather than Astor herself or her condition.   The bigger ex-CMV ships are probably just on the right side of a minimum acceptable size.   However, I'm not completely sure that Magellan will see future service - her new owner hinting they're waiting until whichever out of the the second hand market or space to scrap at the right price comes first.

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  • 4 months later...

Very sad to see Magellan on you tube heading for the scrap yard, had a lovely cruise on her to the Baltic and although not one of the prettiest or stylish ships my wife who is not that fond of cruising rated our trip 9/10.

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