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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Monterey in trouble off Newfoundland on: December 31, 2013, 11:24:41 pm
Ted, I think you repeating like your older posts over & over while the containerships continue to crack! xD


Meanwhile, Happy New Year to all!  Grin  What kind of beautiful/interesting/ugly ships to spot now this year will bring?

Regards,
Denis
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Monterey in trouble off Newfoundland on: December 30, 2013, 12:56:58 pm
Ted, I think we might see more photos from primedude, scraping now big 300m 10 year old boxers...  There's a high rate of building new ones anyway!

Oh, and as usual, every time a new ship gets (in)famous, people start reuploading old photos of it for the sake of hits. Cheesy
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: large fire on cruise ship "Ocean Countess" on: December 01, 2013, 07:50:10 pm
I wonder who will be first in the line now - breakers or some rich enthusiast who might have better plans for the poor ship?

Also, LOL @ some people who reupload their old shots of the ship to gain hits.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ecoliner on: November 11, 2013, 09:20:41 pm
The device for saving fuel should be as "simple" as possible & require as less as possible costs on it's maintenance. Dynarig is significantly inferior to a Flettner rotor or just a kite as it seems.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ecoliner on: November 11, 2013, 07:42:16 pm
If someone's interested: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/173137/
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ecoliner on: November 11, 2013, 07:00:48 pm
Yes, docking such ship in ports only with the help of wind would be a fun challenge.
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ecoliner on: November 11, 2013, 02:21:18 pm
Mark, I have very same thoughts regarding cargo operations & passing under bridges. I see B9's ship has small cranes, what if it would require a harbour crane anyway?
Also, small open deck spaces & unusable forecastle (I think) - dynarig concept could be good for a tanker or passenger vessel, but this as cargo ship - it will be in a darkest shadow from normal ships, especially like Hartman M2 Runner (those odd Oceanic & Nordic).
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / B9's dynarig cargo ship on: November 10, 2013, 08:15:37 pm
Another concept of the dynarig cargo ship:



http://www.b9energy.com/B9Shipping/tabid/4036/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.humphreysdesign.com/1724/b9-shipping-feasibility-study-successfully-completed/
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Heavy Lift Vessel VS. Heavy Load Carrier on: October 26, 2013, 02:23:42 pm
What's the difference between these two? I mean, I know what's a heavylift vessel and for a Heavy Load Carrier I had on mind all gearless semi-submersible ships, including ones like MERI & AURA. Yet I notice a typical heavy lift vessel like FAIRPARTNER is labeled as "Heavy Load Carrier". How to tell which vessel is a Heavy Lift one & which one is a Heavy Load one & which one is just a "General Cargo Ship, strengthened for Heavy Cargo", no matter that it has some 1000t (!) cranes on board?
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Top photos over a year old on: October 22, 2013, 08:36:29 pm
Go to http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo-search.php, there you can select "Sort by: Most popular first".  You can also customize it by categories & etc.
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Heavy lift ship on: October 18, 2013, 05:08:12 pm
I guess sooner there will be more confusion about what's a heavy lift vessel. Many now are just classed as multipurpose (geared) vessels, strengthened for heavy cargo. Hence they can be found both in gen.cargo ships & heavy lift vessels categories here. Like 40 years ago a derrick of some 80t was a heavy lift one. Now many geared gen.cargo ships have 2 or more cranes of 80t & more.
All SAL ships should be in heavy lift category, I reckon.
Also, maybe there should be a sorta subcategory like "Heavy Load Ships" for semi-submersible & gearless heavy "lift" vessels?
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Additional info, gone? on: September 20, 2013, 12:21:05 pm
Unfortunately, it's gone. But hey, at least now it's fun playing the "Guess the built year" while browsing photos.
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Costa Concordia - any hi-res shots of salvaged ship?? on: September 19, 2013, 10:36:27 pm
Amazing photo!
Amazing damage to the ship!
Amazing amount of money involved in all of that!
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Help identify ships from the story on: September 17, 2013, 08:39:07 pm
Thanks for those infos, so it's CAVTAT. http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=176609
I see there's mention of Saipem company so googling by that features the name of the salvage ship as Castoro II - http://www.saipem.com/site/article.jsp?idArticle=5403&instance=2&node=2012&channel=2&ext=template/37DueColonne&int=article/1DefaultArticolo.

Juergen, that ship was Sea Troll (has a sister ship EPTM 1601) during that time.
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Help identify ships from the story on: September 17, 2013, 05:19:05 pm
There's a some story in my book about ships that I have since I was very young, it mentions 3 ships, but since their names are written in Russian how they are pronounced, I'm having a trouble finding the real ships.
The story is like this (translated from Russian):

"In 1974 in Mediterranean near Italy a chemical carrier Softat, that carried [some dangerous cargo in 900 barrels] collided with a merchant ship & sank.
...
In 1977 a salvage operation was planned to lift those barrels. But it would have been impossible without a special salvage ship Kastoro - length 150m, width 30m. [describes the ship had diving equipment & also a 800t crane by which the barrels were lifted & loaded on a special cargo ship Orsa]."

Is anyone familiar with the above? I know I might have typed ship names wrong - it could be Kastoro or Castoro or Custoro or etc.
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