Cruise Ship Ocean Dream declared a total loss

Cruise ship Ocean Dream (IMO 7211517) which is still capsized off Laem Chabang, is to be scrapped after attempts to parbuckle the wreck failed. The work is expected to take about six months. Workers were using her lifeboats for transportation. The cruise ship had been anchored and abandoned by its Chinese owner for over a year before it capsized off the coast of Thailand. 1972-built, Togo-flagged, 17,042 gt Ocean Dream is owned and managed by Shanghai Easttime Ship Mgmt.