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‘The Love Boat’ sent to Turkish scrap yard

Turkey – The ship from ‘The Love Boat’ TV series has sailed its final voyage to a shipbreaking yard on Turkey’€™s Aegean Sea coast where it will be dismantled and recycled.

Izmir Ship Recycling Co., a Turkish demolition company, bought the boat in 2012 for US$ 3.3 million with the intention of scrapping it but defaulted on its payments, news agency Reuters reports. The ship has since been sitting at a dock in Genoa, Italy. This week, it made the journey to Turkey through a violent storm.

Called the ‘Pacific Princess’ when featured on the long-running comedy show, the 19 903-ton, 600-passenger ship was built in 1971 for Flagship Cruises. It was known as ‘The Love Boat’ from 1977 to 1986.

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