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Brian60

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Prelude- Largest ship ever built!
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:05:50 PM »

Quite a feat of engineering to launch something this big! 600.000 gross tons that's a helluva big boat.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30394137

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Re: Prelude- Largest ship ever built!
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 07:08:06 PM »

 :o  That's a bit ... big! Impressive feat of engineering though.
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Re: Prelude- Largest ship ever built!
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 09:31:44 PM »

A bit of a frost really - a floating gas processing tank, but not a real ship that goes places.
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Re: Prelude- Largest ship ever built!
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014, 09:40:02 PM »

a mate of mine from old school days is a senior engineer with shell and is working out that way at the moment.......he emailed me a couple of weeks ago to say he was going to look over a new  "ship" as he called it .......will have to ask him if this is the one, and see if he has any photos once on board.........interesting :-))
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Re: Prelude- Largest ship ever built!
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2014, 10:05:33 PM »

A few of my old colleagues jumped ship [iron ore & coal] to work as Chief Engineers on LNG carriers from the NW of OZ to Asia........

Naturally a requirement apart from their qualifications was that they are non smokers  {-) .....

Apart from that the vessels did not need conventional bunkers   <*<...they just used the boil off from the cargo as the source of fuel..........Derek

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