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Photographer:ftakma [View profile]Title:MONARCH & SOVEREIGNAdded:Jul 23, 2020
Captured:July 23, 2020IMO:8819500Hits:5,713
Location:Aliaga, Turkey
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
Both sisters die together
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Monarch Of The Seas (Until 2013 Apr)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:73,937 tons
Summer DWT:6,500 tons
Length:268 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:8 m

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1991
AIS Information
Last known position:
40°49’8.09” N, 29°18’20.29” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 337° (17°)
Location:For Order
Arrival:1st Jul 2020
11:12:08 UTC
Last update:
9 months 22 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 8th, 12:30:18 UTCCartagena
2018 August 31st, 10:30:16 UTCColon
2018 August 18th, 12:30:42 UTCCartagena
2018 August 13th, 10:30:19 UTCWillemstad
2018 August 11th, 12:30:20 UTCCartagena
2018 August 3rd, 10:30:30 UTCColon
2018 July 28th, 12:45:19 UTCCartagena
2018 July 27th, 10:30:16 UTCColon
2018 July 21st, 11:00:09 UTCCartagena
2018 July 20th, 10:30:31 UTCColon
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Photo Comments (22)

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ftakma on Aug 04, 2020 17:03 (10 months ago)
For new videos
ftakma on Aug 04, 2020 16:13 (10 months ago)
My new videos
Brett Bachmann on Jul 31, 2020 11:17 (10 months ago)
@ftakma1 thank you for keeping us posted, appreciated.
Angelgreat on Jul 30, 2020 20:24 (10 months ago)
Well, unless we want to cut them in pieces to transport them before reassembling the funnel of the Sovereign, it will just become a memory.
ftakma on Jul 30, 2020 17:14 (10 months ago)
I talked to the scrapyard's officials, they wanted to sell the funnels but the problem is the transportation. There is no truck or the wide road to carry them. So it is impossible to convert the funnels into a functional lounge or restaurant.
ftakma on Jul 27, 2020 21:42 (10 months ago)
Monarch, Sovereign, Horizon, Fantasy, Inspiration, Bouddica, Black Watch are already sold to the breakers. I visited Monarch today. I spent 7 hours.
ftakma on Jul 27, 2020 21:37 (10 months ago)
I bought the tip of the bow. No worries, I bought so many items.
Gena Anfimov on Jul 27, 2020 04:24 (10 months ago)
Goodbye M/S Sovereing - her future is a scrap
Gena Anfimov on Jul 26, 2020 18:50 (10 months ago)
The last time that MS Sovereing sailed -Last video
Angelgreat on Jul 25, 2020 15:49 (10 months ago)
Please take photos of the scrapping process.
rd77 on Jul 25, 2020 14:18 (10 months ago)
Absolutely Emmanuel. Carnival Fantasy & Carnival Inspiration are already en route Aliaga.
Emmanuel.L on Jul 25, 2020 12:15 (10 months ago)
The first Corona virus cruise liner victims........more to follow????
rd77 on Jul 25, 2020 11:02 (10 months ago)
Every decade or so, we get a big of new youthful ship enthusiasts who start saying "we should save this ship" with every cruise ship that is getting scrapped. Totally unrealistic. We should be happy that the SS Rotterdam was saved, but the cost of that operation (EUR 240 million) and the scandal around it should tell us all enough.
canberra97 on Jul 24, 2020 11:44 (11 months ago)

I really appreciate and admire your enthusiasm but WHY would they save the bow tips and funnels of both vessel's?

One of each but not from both. One of the bow tips I could see being saved but DEFINITELY not the funnel although it would be ideal as a land based observation lounge or bar.

Incidentally, the aft nightclub that was taken off the GRAND PRINCESS several years ago during a major refit in Freeport is now a bar in the Bahamas. But then it was only transported two miles to it's new location.

Who is going to pay for the cost of the transportation of either the MONARCH or SOVEREIGN funnels unless you're thinking of making a personal contribution!

The CARNIVAL FANTASY is enroute to Aliaga, personally I couldn't care as that class means nothing to me as I have never been a fan of them.

lappino on Jul 24, 2020 06:32 (11 months ago)
A year ago... No, wait. Six months ago, if somebody imagined a scene like this, it would be a ticket to a therapist. Now it feels like it's a bad omen for other, worse things to come...

The end of an era.
MageB on Jul 24, 2020 03:22 (11 months ago)
We took our first cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas. Doubly sad for us.
marce on Jul 23, 2020 23:56 (11 months ago)
A very sad view. I agree with rd77. According to Equasis, Monarch statutory certificates due date are for October 2021, which implies in normal situation they surely could have remained active at least up to that date.
And another sad thing, is once these vessels are broken up, Pullmantour fleet will come to an end.
Kind regards.
Angelgreat on Jul 23, 2020 15:06 (11 months ago)
Oh no, they're really going to scrap these once largest sister ships. I hope we can preserve the tips of their bow's and their whole funnels to take back to France to restore and display them like France.
doots on Jul 23, 2020 14:59 (11 months ago)
So long, old friends. Fond memories aboard both of these.
rd77 on Jul 23, 2020 12:22 (11 months ago)
indeed Ted. Still they are 29 and 33 years old respectively, not a bad run at all compared to most other merchant ships.
Captain Ted on Jul 23, 2020 12:07 (11 months ago)
rd77,,as you said,,in a normal situation !!
rd77 on Jul 23, 2020 12:04 (11 months ago)
So sad that they are both going so early. In a normal situation, they would have had another five years or so, I would say.
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