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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 - 4:31pm



 cc_rider wrote:


Kidding...
c.

 

Ah.. thanks. Yeah, I don't see the problem with the longer transit time for such a commodity.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 - 3:57pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:

That'll never work...
c.

 
How come?

 
Kidding...
c.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 - 3:07pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Back, shortly after the energy crisis, I met a friend-of-a-friend who crewed on a sailing ship that was trying to make a go of commercial cargo shipping. In a truly epic tale, spun out to at least an hour over a bottle of Puerto Rican rum, he recounted that chunk of his life story. Started with him moving to New Orleans and getting work servicing offshore oil rigs. Met locals (in words to live by he said, "I've never had a problem with buying friends."). Took a Russian sailor to a party where the Russian met an American girl and got laid - something that never happened when they were in the US. Basically, started living the life of a sailor.

Fast forward to working on the sailing ship's first commercial voyage where they got caught in a storm off New Zealand. All hands on deck was called, and before they could send out a distress call and launch the lifeboats, capsized. He popped up next to a self-inflating raft and hauled everyone else in except for one woman lost at sea. Something like a week or two later, they were miraculously spotted and picked up by a Russian freighter. When I met him he was wearing thongs (flip-flops) he had been given in New Zealand because he had no shoes and a jean jacket with very rusty buttons. Lest you think this was all bullshit, I saw the newspaper article reporting the shipwreck and rescue.

The punchline is that when they were hauled aboard the freighter, the Russian sailors all knew who he was because he got one of their mates on a different ship laid.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 - 2:46pm



 cc_rider wrote:

That'll never work...
c.

 
How come?

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 - 1:34pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
That'll never work...
c.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2020 - 1:08pm

Swedes to build wind-powered transatlantic cargo ship
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Posted: Feb 28, 2020 - 1:54pm



 Proclivities wrote:

Hmm, I was thinking of starting a day-old poultry business...

 

Knew someone who's dad was a beekeeper. The post office always let him know right away when a new queen bee arrived in the mail for him, and that he needed to pick it up *right now*
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Posted: Feb 28, 2020 - 8:51am


Hmm, I was thinking of starting a day-old poultry business...

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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 - 7:04pm

Replica of Titanic will now set sail in 2018


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Posted: Dec 22, 2015 - 7:34pm


"Unrepentant Parcel Smashers" 
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Posted: Oct 2, 2013 - 7:22pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

Probably shipping high viscosity petro-chemical by-products.

 
Cherry vanilla flavoured probably. With sparkles maybe even. 
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Posted: Oct 2, 2013 - 5:24pm

 Manbird wrote:


 
Are you threatening me?
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Posted: Oct 2, 2013 - 4:27pm

 Manbird wrote:


 
Probably shipping high viscosity petro-chemical by-products.


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Posted: Oct 2, 2013 - 3:59pm

 Manbird wrote:


 
No, YOU!
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Posted: Oct 2, 2013 - 3:57pm


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Posted: Sep 16, 2013 - 8:10pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It's upright!

 
cool! what a feat!

guess I haven't paid attention in a while; last I had heard they were planning on scrapping it in situ. 


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Posted: Sep 16, 2013 - 8:05pm

 hobiejoe wrote:
Coverage of the salvaging of the Costa Concordia here, includes live streaming.
 
Although "imperceptible" is one word that springs to mind whilst watching....interesting technique, though.

 
It's upright!
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Posted: Sep 16, 2013 - 1:50pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

  • Sergio Girotto, the project manager, said that when they started exerting force on the wreck they immediately saw a response in terms of movement. But they couldn't see it becoming dislodged from the rock on which it has been moulded. However, when the force reached 6,000 tonness, the much-anticipated "distacco" – detachment – took place.
NPR and the linked article both said the parbuckling involved weighted tanks pulling the ship upright... I was under the impression that the tanks are floatation...
 
The tanks will be floatation, eventually, along with tanks fitted to the starboard side once it's upright. Easier than sealing and pumping out the hull itself. Filling the tanks with water to start the process will help the righting moment, with the added benefit that the moment exerted by the water is balanced once the tanks enter the sea, thus easing up on the rotation just as she comes upright because otherwise there'll be even more of a hell of a bump, I guess...anyone? Bueller? Lazy8?
 
And then the tanks, and those then attached to the starboard side, will be pumped dry to float her off.
 
And when this is all said and done, and you get your next house/car/pet insurance premium out there in Wyoming, as far from the sea as you can get (and yes, that felt a bit weird to me), a little bit of it will be going to pay for this. Because if there's one bunch that never lose in the insurance game, it's the insurers.
 
Good illustration of the rotation:

 
But crikey, hell of a construction job just to build a platform to rest her on by anchoring enough of those onto a steeply sloping seabed with deep enough piling to take the weight
 

 

More pics here And a good overview of the operation here


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Posted: Sep 16, 2013 - 7:51am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

They seem to be doing a good job of it. I guess the hardest thing to know is if it is lodged on the rock and will suddenly pop up or slip when it becomes free.

 
  • Sergio Girotto, the project manager, said that when they started exerting force on the wreck they immediately saw a response in terms of movement. But they couldn't see it becoming dislodged from the rock on which it has been moulded. However, when the force reached 6,000 tonness, the much-anticipated "distacco" – detachment – took place.
NPR and the linked article both said the parbuckling involved weighted tanks pulling the ship upright... I was under the impression that the tanks are floatation...

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Posted: Sep 16, 2013 - 7:38am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
eww, it's all dirty.

 
I'd make sure you book a cabin on the port side if I were you. The starboard ones might be a little musty.
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