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HawkEye

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Largest vessel ever launched
« on: December 03, 2013, 10:54:07 PM »

"It will be  the biggest thing ever sent to sea, but as the Prelude FLNG vessel was launched  on Tuesday, plans were already under way for something bigger.With a  bow and stern half a kilometre apart, four football pitches would fit on  Prelude's deck were it not for a clutter of kit towering up to 93 metres high  that will draw gas from under the sea bed for dispatch to Asia by the boatload."


http://www.nbcnews.com/business/largest-vessel-ever-launched-1st-time-bigger-planned-2D11687586?ocid=msnhp&pos=3


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOBiNQDPOqI



 
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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 12:32:39 AM »

Billions of litres of natural gas off the West Australian coast all going to China etc. and our politicians and gas producers tell us we are going to run out in a few years if we do not have 'fracking' on agricultural land.   <:( >>:-(
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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 01:33:12 PM »

Build a model of this at 1/96 scale and you could need a panel van to transport it to your lake.
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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 03:30:04 PM »

doesnt even move under its own power apparently....


Thats like buying an audi RS8 with no engine in it... Waste of time and money...  <*<
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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 03:41:28 PM »

No room for an engine room and bunkers  {-)

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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 04:03:50 PM »

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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 04:14:30 PM »

As well as being the largest it must also qualify for one of the ugliest vessels ever built.
Brick s**thouse comes to mind

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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 07:34:56 PM »

Build a model of this at 1/96 scale and you could need a panel van to transport it to your lake.

Would be about 16.5 ft long! Dread to think how much ballast it would need... Would tackle one at 1/200 scale...

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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 10:22:43 PM »

Seems like the "vessel" is more kin to an FPSO than a ship.

SEVAN FPSOs

Should prove interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew7SnerPuTA#t=32

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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 10:19:23 AM »

Most of the old FPSO's are just converted tankers there is also a couple of old submarine repair ships that have been converted. But the oil and gas companies are now building new FPSO's as it costs just as much to convert as to build new, they don't really need propulsion as they are anchored in place to the sea bed so they save alit of cash and room. But they are only going to get bigger as the companies want to increase there production I have seen plans for a BP and Chevron vessels that will be coming.
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Re: Largest vessel ever launched
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 10:54:53 AM »

Would be interesting to have an understanding the crewing on these floating gas refrigeration factories  :o

Are they classified under mercantile marine law?...or land based statute's?

If the former...........would they have say 7 engineers with a Chief's ticket in steam & gas? on the vessel at any one time......& say 14 subordinate engineers in training? ....Derek
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