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Old 4th May 2009, 23:30   #31
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Was always intergued by ships. Wanted to know about the biggest and baddest if you can share some knowledge with us. Also about other ships you've commanded.
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Old 5th May 2009, 20:24   #32
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Was always intergued by ships. Wanted to know about the biggest and baddest if you can share some knowledge with us. Also about other ships you've commanded.

The Largest one ever created is the Super Tanker:
Knock Nevis with a


Length & Width:
(hold your breadth, it includes the quarter mile within its self)

458.5 m (1,504 ft) Long and 69 m (226 ft) Wide and a displacement of 564,763 DWT



Engine Specs:
Sumitomo Stal-Laval AP steam turbines, 50.000 PS, 37300 kW by 85 RPM
Cubic-Capacity: 658,362

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Wow that ship is huge. Imagine walking from one end to another while the ship is rolling!!!

Merchant navy was seen as a career option by many in my class including me as we were doing our mech engg and to add it we had 2 guys whose dads were chief engg and the other being a captain for quite sometime.
Told this idea to my parents and mom just said please dont come home if your going to join it!!! That was bad so now am here doing something else!

I remember a story from the guy whose dad was a captain. They were attacked by pirates in the singaporean waters when my friends family i.e his Mother, baby sister and him were on board. The pirates were able to come to the captains cabin and was threatening for money which was the salary of the crew but this was distributed off to the crew so that in case of an attack the pirates wont be able to steal it.
Arguments were being thrown around and one of the pirate swung his sword at my friends Mother who was holding onto the baby gal and the sword hit the baby on her forehead but she was lucky to have escaped with a scratch mark which still remains.
The crew then managed to over power the pirates and then captured one of them while the rest jumped into the sea. He was also disposed off after getting his hands cut off.
This story also appeared in a book which was written recently.

Well almost all my friends plans dropped off excepting one who is in the course as an engineering
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All the money on board the ship is insured. So if pirates attack, just give them everything. No point risking your life.
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The Largest one ever created is the Super Tanker:
Knock Nevis with a


Length & Width:
(hold your breadth, it includes the quarter mile within its self)

458.5 m (1,504 ft) Long and 69 m (226 ft) Wide and a displacement of 564,763 DWT

That is a huge machine to maneuver. I thought Honda Accord was too big to drive / maneuver .
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@pedrolourenco this incident happened sometime in the 80's. No idea how it was then though
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very nice thread, lots of information coming up. the super tanker is really huge. pedro post some pics of the engine.
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@pedrolourenco this incident happened sometime in the 80's. No idea how it was then though
It was bad back then. The Captain didn't have much support from the owners and was forced to take measures like that. Today the Captain has a lot more authority when it comes to safety.
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Great review pedrolourenco and very nice pics too ! I really envy you your job ! I love to be at sea (pun intended) too !

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@pedrolourenco: Thanks a lot for sharing this Test Drive Report, this has surely been a different experience. Please keep posting more

@maglev: I knew Tankers are big REAL BIG but this Knock Nevis is HUGE
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My Last ship
Name: CONCORD I
Length:174.70m
Breadth:32.0m
Summer Deadweight: 38539 MT
Main Engine:B & W 6L67GFCA
Power: 13,050BHP
Photos 1-4 from company website Sea World Management - Plus Enterprise Group
Photos 5-7 from Schiffe - Positionen und Fotos - vesseltracker.com
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Now i have seen it all in T-bhp, first the boeing now test drive for ships. Like some else also mentioned, so wot next, how abt someone with reviews on trains and tanks.

pedrolourenco ! Great job there my friend, a first of its kind and such a pleasure to read about these behemoths .

Btw given that these are RWD/RPD(rear propeller driven) and with 8000-10000 bhp can it do a wheelie like the vin diesels car in F&F 4 ?..just kidding my friend..
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Now i have seen it all in T-bhp, first the boeing now test drive for ships. Like some else also mentioned, so wot next, how abt someone with reviews on trains and tanks.

pedrolourenco ! Great job there my friend, a first of its kind and such a pleasure to read about these behemoths .

Btw given that these are RWD/RPD(rear propeller driven) and with 8000-10000 bhp can it do a wheelie like the vin diesels car in F&F 4 ?..just kidding my friend..
Not exactly a wheelie, but when moving at maximum speed, the rear sinks a little more into the water. It's called squat and it's more pronounced in shallow water. That's why we have to go a little slow in shallow water.
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Not exactly a wheelie, but when moving at maximum speed, the rear sinks a little more into the water. It's called squat and it's more pronounced in shallow water. That's why we have to go a little slow in shallow water.
pardon me asking my friend, but what exactly is your role in the ship, are you the captain/pilot or mechanical engineer ?
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pardon me asking my friend, but what exactly is your role in the ship, are you the captain/pilot or mechanical engineer ?
I'm the Captain. The pilot is an employee of the port and assists the Captain in manoeuvring the ship within the port. We have a team of mechanical engineers led by the Chief Engineer to look after the engine and other machinery.
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