Monday, February 09, 2009

SAVE THE T.S. HAMBURG in Hamburg


Print this form and fax it the addresses below in Germany. The MAXIM GORKIY / HAMBURG has to be preserved.

More information may be found on the following links:
  • Club of the former cooks and of the friends of the ship: [HERE];
  • The local newspaper: [HERE].

You may also send your protest to the following EMAIL ADDRESSES:



The MAXIM GORKIY photographed in September 2008 by Andreas Busecke in Geiranger on the final Norwegian cruise


Let's help the German ship enthusiast in their final effort to rescue the famous passenger cruise ship MAXIM GORKIY from the Alang scrap yards.

The following message was sent by our Friend [Andreas Busecke]:

«Dear friends, of course you heard about the destiny of the beautiful Maxim Gorkiy, former T.S. Hamburg. She's now on the way to be scrapped in India.
In Hamburg, the birthplace and past homeport of the ship, an action group has started the last attempt to preserve this historic liner. A group of investors has promised to transform the ship into a maritime hotel, museum and meeting point in the port of Hamburg, subject to the condition that the city of Hamburg offers a pier in the centre of the port.
The municipal authorities seem to be not aware of the importance of this classic liner - especially for Hamburg. After the Second World War, it was the first and also the last transatlantic liner built in Hamburg - and She is still in pretty good shape. It is an example of Excellency in German/Hamburg shipbuilding. Please help to persuade the municipal authorities that the former TS Hamburg has to come back to Hamburg!
Print the supplement, collect signatures for the petition and send back to me by fax. It is URGENT, the ship is expected in India within 2 days.
Thanks to all shiplovers,
sincerely

Andreas Busecke»

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