Ship porn

Discussion in 'transport' started by bi0boy, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

  2. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

  3. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Rolling on...

    Which port is she sailing from?
    I know there are 20,000 plus TEU carriers in service already, how much bigger can they get?
    I know of one high street store that went into panic mode a couple of weeks back because the first batches of their 2016 S&S collections were delayed due to those massive storms we were having, preventing one of these from docking at Felixstowe and it sailed straight to its next port of call in Spain. The delay caused contingency meetings to be held in case it impacted on stock availability and embarrassment of failure to deliver. This is an example of how much we rely on world trade in cheaply manufactured goods to carry on with the economy. What will happen if we are desperate for imported food, rather than brand new jeans with holes cut in them? :)

    Thanks for the post, I love massive ships.:thumbs:
     
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  4. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Rolling on...

    DP: Blame the weather!
     
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  5. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    I was in a small yacht which sailed close to one of those things out in the Thames estuary,fuck they are big it's like looking up at a huge cliff.Not entirely sure about the safety don't think they'll be travelling around the Southern Ocean anytime soon.
     
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  6. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    They're so vast...... IIRC its about 4 miles to stop one, and turning circles are just under 2 miles.

    I fucking love anything boat or ship based though, so I may have a total nerd out on this thread.
     
  7. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    According to Wikipeida the largest is Al_Dahna in the second pic at 19,870 TEU
     
  8. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Check out their engines, the world's largest desiels:

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  9. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    What about a ship carrying ships?

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  10. bi0boy

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  11. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    That's a lot of containers ! How do they keep a good look-out ?

    I was in a team rowing an old lifeboat last year - near Felixstowe and then later on the Tyne amidst some of these huge ships. they are very intimidating !

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    WR(O&A) Tyne - big ship
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  12. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I guess a lot of stuff got delayed on the CSCL Indian Ocean last month too, took 12 tugs to get it free and they had to wait until the full moon

    CSCL Indian Ocean Finally Freed, Bound for Hamburg
     
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  13. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    ^ I saw that in Yarmouth last summer (e2a the ship in StoneRoad's post.

    Modern ships are mighty impressive in terms of efficiency, but they're hardly pretty. Have some old ships, thread:

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    Preussen, built in 1902. One of the largest commercial sailing ships ever built.

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    SS United States, 1952. She's been laid up since being withdrawn from service in the 60s and seemed destined for the scrapyard, but AFAIK there are now moves afoot to reactivate her. :cool:

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    Pilgrim, an old Brixham trawler. I love these things - they're so functional, but so beautifully proportioned.
     
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  14. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    The first Chinese ship to visit Britain:

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  15. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    I work with shipwrecks...this was the first cruise ship I went on.. P1010392 (Medium).JPG
     
  16. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom BREAD FUCKING SAUCE

    *subscribes to thread* :thumbs:
     
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  17. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

  18. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    :thumbs:

    What do you do with them?
     
  19. skyscraper101

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  20. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    So what's the best container ship livery?

    I think OOCL has the best logo

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    You can't beat an Evergreen ship with 100% Evergreen containers :cool:

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  21. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    Oh! I thought this thread was about shit porn :oops::oops::mad:
     
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  22. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    clean 'em up and recycle them, hopefully. :cool: P5010019 (Medium).jpg
     
  23. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I'm subscribed to this youtube channel where this husband/wife team are building their own 74ft steel junk-rigged motor sailboat. In their back yard in Oklahoma.

    Building a 74ft Steel Sailboat - YouTube

    More welding/grinding porn tbh :D
    The bit where they sculpt, mould and cast their own prop blades out of bronze is very nice.
     
  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    You are testing my self control; tempting to waste the rest of my afternoon watching those.
     
  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I love the blue merlin that submerses its bottom in order to go under, lift and transport really fucking big stuff

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  26. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

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    ah...BP Thunderhorse, another interesting job :D
     
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  27. bi0boy

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  28. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    You'd need more than an afternoon :D
     
  29. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I love a good ship.

    Here is one I scuba dived, the Torrey Canyon. Currently lying on a reef between Cornwall and the Scilley Islands. It was blown to bits by the RAF to burn the 119,000 tons of crude oil onboard. This lead to a redesign of ships from single to double skinned hulls. As used by naval vessels to protect against mines and shizzle.

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  30. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    This has been photoshopped to make BP look bad. The rig is actually perfectly vertical, it's just that the sea is really slanty there.
     
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