The former PACIFIC PRINCESS’ dramatic death struggle at a scrapyard in Aliaga, Turkey is apparently not yet over. After being righted last month from a harrowing list taken on while under tow from Genoa in August, the ship has since been moved to a new plot but has once again started taking on water. Still untouched by the cutters, the onetime star of “The Love Boat” television series, now called ACIF, is succumbing to a sharp starboard list.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."