Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: Brian60 on February 01, 2017, 10:31:51 AM

Title: Gone but not forgotten.....
Post by: Brian60 on February 01, 2017, 10:31:51 AM
SMIT (Svitzer) Rotterdam following the sister ships London and Singapore. Almost stripped down to nothing on an Indian beach...
Title: Re: Gone but not forgotten.....
Post by: oldflyer2 on February 01, 2017, 12:55:42 PM
Such a shame ... It seems like only she was the latest and greatest.

Tom
Title: Re: Gone but not forgotten.....
Post by: BFSMP on February 01, 2017, 01:29:20 PM

Seeing these photos and others similar, can anyone please explain to me how they haul the ships further up the beach as they chop more and more off the bow.
I have never seen photos of any hauling tackle, and there are some huge vessels on those beaches [ just like the one right of the trio] so how do they do it.


Jim.
Title: Re: Gone but not forgotten.....
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 01, 2017, 01:42:23 PM
I believe that as demolition proceeds, the hulks become lighter and float off as the tide rises. The are then pulled a bit further up the beach until they ground again. Simple but effective.

Colin
Title: Re: Gone but not forgotten.....
Post by: BFSMP on February 01, 2017, 01:44:47 PM

I believe that as demolition proceeds, the hulks become lighter and float off as the tide rises. The are then pulled a bit further up the beach until they ground again. Simple but effective.

Colin


ahh......thanks Colin. I had not thought of that.


simple when you put logic to it. something that I rarely use in life.


cheers.


Jim.
Title: Re: Gone but not forgotten.....
Post by: John W E on February 01, 2017, 02:00:41 PM
 {:-{ {:-{ :((
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2324339/Worlds-biggest-ship-graveyard--huge-tankers-cruise-liners-scrapped-shorefront-workers-toil-2-day.html


john