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    ... Tripple E from Maersk documentary is on Quest now (FreeView: 038)
    ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

    ? Mark Twain
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  • #2
    Its still not as big as the old tankers that used to be around.

    Does Quest podcast?

    Oh apparently its going to be on discovery channel.
    http://www.worldslargestship.com/
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    • #3
      You can watch it live here - if your in the UK; http://www.tvcatchup.com/watch.html?c=73
      ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

      ? Mark Twain
      myBlog | @alistairuk | flickr | youtube Views and opinions expressed are those of myself and not representative of any employer or other associated party.

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      • #4
        Apparently it's a multi-part thing but no idea when the next episode is on...
        ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

        ? Mark Twain
        myBlog | @alistairuk | flickr | youtube Views and opinions expressed are those of myself and not representative of any employer or other associated party.

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        • #5
          that was ep2 of 6, no Quest dont do pod cast or catch-up / on demand and are part of discovery europe (it's their terrestrial brand), will be on Discovery proper later this month.......oh and to make it worse no one has youtubed it either.......*sigh*
          Trust me I'm a Chief.

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          • #6
            It worries me that no-one is concerned that ships are getting bigger and bigger!!! Recently a couple of containers ships have broken in two in bad weather, apparently due to poor design. I'm not saying the Triple-E is unsafe, it just looks toooo big for comfort....
            If you can't laugh, you shouldn't have joined!!

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            • #7
              2? I can thin of 1.....oh hang on you men the Zodiac one too, mind you if I recall hadnt she grounded previously and the repair was botched?

              The P&I clubs are very concerned about the size of these huge boats, as are salvors, motorship and gcaptain had some stuff a while ago.

              but as proven early this year you can snap one in half and both parts will float for a while ;-)
              Trust me I'm a Chief.

              Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
              Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
              No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Silvertop View Post
                It worries me that no-one is concerned that ships are getting bigger and bigger!!! Recently a couple of containers ships have broken in two in bad weather, apparently due to poor design. I'm not saying the Triple-E is unsafe, it just looks toooo big for comfort....
                We've had bigger tankers before, they've actually got smaller recently!

                Passenger ships are more worrying, there safety systems are behind the times of tankers and offshore, considering the amount of life that is on Cruise ships, it should be at the for front of technology. Just to clarify moaning at the industry and its technology, not at the people working on them.

                There was a spate of poorly designed Bulk Carriers back in the 70s or 80s, that lots broke their backs. Its really a design issue, which isn't size dependant directly, but each types design.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chiefy View Post
                  that was ep2 of 6, no Quest dont do pod cast or catch-up / on demand and are part of discovery europe (it's their terrestrial brand), will be on Discovery proper later this month.......oh and to make it worse no one has youtubed it either.......*sigh*
                  Isn't it normally the other way round?

                  Seen it last night when it was on they shipped the propellers from Germany to Korea in the hold of a container ship. Does this happen a lot? Container ships carrying things other than containers?

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                  • #10
                    Quest tonight ep 2 (seems that was ep 1) so

                    QUEST episode 2 fitting the engines...

                    oh

                    20:00 too

                    now some one figure how to record and series link and then upload :-)
                    Trust me I'm a Chief.

                    Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                    Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                    No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dosedmonkey View Post
                      We've had bigger tankers before, they've actually got smaller recently!

                      Passenger ships are more worrying, there safety systems are behind the times of tankers and offshore, considering the amount of life that is on Cruise ships, it should be at the for front of technology. Just to clarify moaning at the industry and its technology, not at the people working on them.

                      There was a spate of poorly designed Bulk Carriers back in the 70s or 80s, that lots broke their backs. Its really a design issue, which isn't size dependant directly, but each types design.
                      I agree, especially regarding the passenger ships, their stability criteria has a lot of ORs in it, instead of ANDs, such as list, Orr passengers on one side, OR heel/list, what happens if they all happen together? This is from memory so don't quote me
                      If you can't laugh, you shouldn't have joined!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Silvertop View Post
                        It worries me that no-one is concerned that ships are getting bigger and bigger!!! Recently a couple of containers ships have broken in two in bad weather, apparently due to poor design. I'm not saying the Triple-E is unsafe, it just looks toooo big for comfort....
                        Only 1 broke in bad weather and it was very concerning as the ship is relatively new and there has been no official report released yet so we can't say it was bad design. I thought the others broke in two because they'd been grounded?

                        Anywho, Class NK being the type of chaps that they are will get right to the bottom of what happened with the MOL Comfort and we should be expecting the report to be released in about a month or so.

                        Originally posted by Lewis View Post
                        Isn't it normally the other way round?

                        Seen it last night when it was on they shipped the propellers from Germany to Korea in the hold of a container ship. Does this happen a lot? Container ships carrying things other than containers?
                        Probably, beauty of shipping for you. I remember us carrying a wee skimmy yachty thing along with a load of logs and cars on one RO/RO I sailed on...

                        Originally posted by Dosedmonkey View Post
                        We've had bigger tankers before, they've actually got smaller recently!

                        There was a spate of poorly designed Bulk Carriers back in the 70s or 80s, that lots broke their backs. Its really a design issue, which isn't size dependant directly, but each types design.
                        That's the industry for you. It's currently not very economic to go filling something the size of the Jahre Viking. I do remember being at some IMarEST thing a while back and there seemed to be a lot of talk about how the Suezmax tankers were a lot more profitable and generally sought after than the VLCC or ULCC, but that is a hazy memory...
                        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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                        • #13
                          Yeah also if you had to turn one of those tankers around because the prices had changed, the turning circle was so bad it probably used more fuel then it saved, hahahahaha.

                          Originally posted by Chiefy View Post
                          now some one figure how to record and series link and then upload :-)
                          I would but I'm a bit busy shoveling pre-exam poop out of my bilge trousers.... Sorry. I'm sure I can get it at a later date if no one else nicely puts it on youtube for us.
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                          • #14
                            Yeah if you can't go through Suez or Panama (or even the English Channel in the Jahre Viking's case) you are a bit limited in your routes, impacting profitability.

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                            • #15
                              I am sure these companies care about the profitability so it can't be that big of an impact.

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