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QUEEN MARY 2 to be docked at Blohm + Voss Repair

Hamburg, November 6, 2006 - The world's largest ocean liner, the QUEEN MARY 2, will arrive in Hamburg on November 12, 2006 at Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, to be docked in dry dock ELBE 17 at about 21.25 h.

In the course of her previous yard period in the time from May 6 to 10, 2006, one of the four engine pods, a so-called Mermaid Pod, which had been damaged when leaving Port Everglades / Florida, was removed to be repaired by Blohm + Voss Repair. From November 12 to 17, 2006, the pod weighing approx. 270 t will be reinstalled. In addition to this, all balconies will be provided with a sprinkler system and the bridge wings will be extended by 2 meters.

The QUEEN MARY 2 will arrive in Hamburg without passengers on board and leave the port of Hamburg on November 17, 2006, at about 2.00 h for Southampton from where she will start a transatlantic passage to Fort Lauderdale and, subsequently, a western Caribbean cruise.

Schedule of docking the QUEEN MARY 2 at Blohm + Voss Repair on November 12, 2006 (version: November 1, 2006):

"Elbe 1" 12.00 h ETA
Hamburg / port pilot - Finkenwerder 19.30 h ETA
Tug for ELBE 17 dock gate 20.00 h ETA
In front of dock ELBE 17 20.25 h ETA

ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival

Evening tide on November 12, 2006 21.25 h
Morning tide on November 17, 2006 02.00 h

<u>Technical Data</u>

Length: 345.00 m
Breadth: 41.00 m
Height: 72.00 m
Passengers: 2620 (max: 3090)
Gross tonnage: 148,528 t

Dry dock ELBE 17
Length: 351.00 m
Breadth: 59.00 m
For ships up to: 360,000 t
Capacity: 240,000 m³
Flooding time: 2 h
Pumping out time: approx. 8 h (depending on the size of the ship)

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