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Cruise ship: Global Dream II to be scrapped

2022-06-20T19:12:13.509Z

The unfinished cruise ship Global Dream II has no future. The insolvency administrators cannot find a buyer. Now there is still hope for the sister ship.



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Focus of the insolvency administrator:

Is now fully on the Global Dream, which is now floating in the dock in Wismar

Photo: ANNEGRET HILSE / REUTERS

According to the magazine An Board, the mega-cruise ship from MV Werft is not even finished yet and is to be scrapped again: Global Dream II. MV Werften belong to the holding company Genting Hong Kong, both of which filed for bankruptcy in January.

So far, the insolvency administrators have not found a buyer.

The half-finished ship is currently in the dock at the Wannemünde shipyard.

The machines and many systems were already on site.

At least some of the systems can still be sold, as the insolvency administrator

Christoph Morgen

announced at a press conference on Friday.

Now there is still hope for the sister ship Global Dream.

It is also incomplete and, according to "An Bord", is in the dock of the MV Werften in Wismar.

The focus of the insolvency administrator is now fully on the Global Dream.

The Wismar shipyard was sold on Thursday to Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel, which plans to build military ships there from 2024.

Until then, the Global Dream ships have to be relocated.

The federal government may want to buy the Rostock site from the MV Werft shipyard in order to ensure the repair of naval ships there on its own in the future.

Extensive planning was underway in the Ministry of Defense for an offer to take over the company in order to ensure the repair of naval ships there on its own in the future.

The plans, which have not yet been completed, envisage that the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks (BImA) could take over the infrastructure of the shipyard.

The form in which shipyard workers can switch to public service is the subject of consultations.

A figure of around 400 to 500 employees is mentioned.

Sometimes lower salaries are paid, but job security is then considered high.

Global Dream is buoyant

The Global Dream in Wismar is about 80 percent complete, Morgen told the "NDR".

The ship is buoyant and when attached to an ocean-going tugboat can be towed to another location.

There was indeed a prospective buyer for the purchase and completion of Global Dream, but never an appropriate offer.

The holding company Stena AB from Sweden originally wanted to buy the ship, but has withdrawn the offer, according to "An Board".

The reason: the uncertainty in the Asian cruise market and the strict travel restrictions in China.

If no buyer with a serious offer can be found in the near future, the insolvency administrator will sell the ship in a bidding process.


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Source: spiegel

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