Keith Hamilton reports:
Commodore Ronald Warwick, the longest serving master on QE2, is to return as the ship’s captain when she arrives in Dubai. He has been appointed as the “owner’s representative” on board QE2 as she undergoes a multi-million pound conversion into a floating hotel and entertainment centre. Commodore Warwick who is retired, has a unique position in the history of QE2 as it was his father, Commodore William Warwick who was the liner’s first captain in 1969. “My father was closely involved with putting QE2 together and now it seems I shall be involved in the many changes that will be made to the ship,” he said. Following the running aground of QE2 this morning the ship was checked over. It is not thought it will result in any delay to her sailing times this evening when she leaves Southampton for the last time.Thanks to Amy Blume.