The Scotsman reports that a new marine inspection has warned that a lack of money and manpower are hindering efforts to carry out vital repairs to Queen Mary, with maintenance deadlines repeatedly missed.
According to the newspaper, Edward Pribonic, a marine engineering consultant, inspected the ship at its Long Beach berth on 31 January. “He found that structural repairs to the bilge areas had stopped ‘some months ago’ and they were now awash with standing water, with rust ‘widespread throughout.”‘ Last year’s marine survey warned that unless the liner’s bilge system was repaired, the ship could sink to the lagoon floor.
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