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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: WAN HAI namings on: May 11, 2013, 04:27:10 am
FWIW, the Nisshin Maru(IMO 8705292) of "Whale Wars" fame is actually the fourth such named vessel, but, against traditional Japanese ship naming traditions, is not labeled as such, due to the Japanese character for "4" too similarly resembling the character for death.

Superstitions abound amongst sailors...

kyle
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Scale Models / Re: 1/400 GTS Finnjet on: March 19, 2013, 02:57:17 am
bncrew:

     if youre looking for passenger ships, Revell Germany also makes a 1/400 kit of the Queen Mary 2, and just last year released a 1/400 AIDAdiva/bella/luna that have both recieved good reviews. im not sure your location but they can be had for roughly $80-$120 USD, depending on where you buy them from.

     ive built the QM2 kit and i can personally attest that it is an extremely well thought out and executed kit, and everything fit together quite well, with very very little trimming and shimming needed. todays models are made with precision molds that are cut by machine, unlike the kits of old....
 i havent built the AIDA yet, but i have no reason to believe its quality is anything below the QM. 

if you want kits other than just pax boats, just google "1/400 plastic ship kits" and youll find plenty...

     and nicely done with Finnjet. she was quite a lady and will not soon be forgotten Smiley
ive built that kit before, and im sure we both share a mutual frustration with some of the part fitment lol

kyle
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Trip reports / Re: Planning a biggish trip! on: March 08, 2013, 11:40:58 pm
http://www.freightercruises.com/

ive never worked with them, but theyve been around for years.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Lyubov Orlova update on: February 22, 2013, 10:27:54 pm
my guess is that if she survives the elements long enough, whichever country she gets too close to first will end up declaring her a hazard to navigation, then scuttle her for target practice.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: First photos of first Triple-E on: February 09, 2013, 12:50:59 am
jan:

     i wasnt suggesting that be the final name, simply that he would be a good guess as to the inspiration.  Smiley

although, Maersk has, at times, been known to go against their traditional naming method. let us not forget the 2000-built A.P. Moller:

(but perhaps given that it is the company co-founder's name, perhaps special circumstance was given)

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1283585

kyle
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: First photos of first Triple-E on: February 08, 2013, 04:07:53 pm
any rumors yet on a peoposed name?

considering the vessels notoriety, and his recent passing, Maersk McKinney Moller wouldn't be surprising...
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Transatlantic Route on: December 27, 2012, 02:53:52 am
no, chances are hes a Filipino or Indian national, as is typical nowadays on PCTC's lol

as random as all these changes may seem, you have to remember that ships are commerce based vehicles, and as such they follow the market, so perhaps some cargo has been switched to a different buyer, or more cargo is now requiring shipment short-notice, and the Florida Highway was deemed by the Ship's Agent as the one to do the job. you never know.

what i do know, is that despite the seemingly random port changes mid-voyage, i can almost guarantee that the Master of this particular ship isn't making any sort of executive decisions concerning vessel routing and port calls. whats more likely is that hes getting fax's and email's from his bosses at the company telling him that before going to Baltimore, he now has to re-formulate his passage plan to include a stop in Brunswick.

kyle
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Pride of Dover is going for Scrap on: December 24, 2012, 09:34:07 pm
perhaps she was sheltering near the island from weather?

or maybe the crew had to board the PoD and make adjustments to the towing bridle, or perhaps adjust her trim, so they wanted to get out of the shipping lane and head somewhere where they could sail in circles for a while?
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Pride of Dover is going for Scrap on: November 30, 2012, 03:08:51 am
Eide Fighter's AIS is currently showing her in the Channel with a destination of Tuzla, Turkey.

Tuzla is closer to Aliaga than Aliaga is to Suez, so its looking like shes going to meet her maker at the hands of the Ottomans i guess.

fwiw.

kyle
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Maersk B Class- back to the Loch??? on: November 03, 2012, 10:17:52 pm
AM:
i am DEFINETLY interested in those pictures! the B-boats are really something unique and i find them utterly fascinating, both their story and their technology, and finding good info on them is difficult(unless you can manage to get ahold of someone like yourself, haha). please share them.
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Maersk B Class- back to the Loch??? on: October 30, 2012, 01:55:39 am
i can only imagine that standing on the bridge wing while the ship is making 30+ knots must be quite an experience(although im sure they never get a chance to see that kind of speed nowadays)

these boats just look as if they want to run as fast as they can to the next port and buck heavy seas with glee. Smiley

although it might be necessary to re-power or otherwise alter their drivetrain to make them last in this market, it will still be a small shame to lose speed demons like these ladies. i mean, dont they top out at something like 36.5 knots??!! thats incredible to me and its amazing that even with 300 tons/day fuel consumption these six ships made it off the drawing boards and into reality.

and now Maersk is stuck with them.

kyle
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Sanko Steamship (Sanko Line) on: July 04, 2012, 08:40:21 pm
i sure do like that "Sanko Green" though.....
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Costa Concordia salvage to cost 225m on: April 23, 2012, 11:14:32 pm
this is the first ive heard of her actually being broken up as opposed to refurbished.

although its not really surprising.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: traces of cocaine found on Schettino's hair sample. on: February 23, 2012, 02:28:23 am
well if the admin's feel that this thread is in any way out of line, or potentially harming to the site or anyone affiliated with it, i welcome them to delete it.

@Bob:

apologies for my incorrect word usage. im a humble cannery worker and sometimes my communications skills arent always top notch.
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: traces of cocaine found on Schettino's hair sample. on: February 22, 2012, 04:44:18 am
@Capt. Ted:

my intent with this thread was never to spread tabloid slander, or to dish out media hullaballoo. i was only trying to share a piece of information i had come across that i had yet to see shared here.

i always dreamed as a young boy of being a cruise ship officer, and when something like this happens, something that is (in theory) never supposed to happen, it grabs any and all of my attention when new pieces of information come to light.

all i was trying to say is this: REGARDLESS of whether or not the captain has ever actually consumed any illicit drugs, the public, by way of the media, are now potentially going to label him a user, and with everything else he has going on right now, i cant imagine something like that being anything but negative, regradless of the truth.

i have MUCH respect for the masters of all the different types of vessels that roam the seas of our blue planet, yourself included. so i cant help but be morbidly fascinated when one of them seemingly abandons those duties.
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