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Reply #9065 on: November 08, 2013, 02:59:31 AM

At least they're not shipping
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Reply #9066 on: November 08, 2013, 08:32:55 AM

Loose lips sink shipping ships if they slip.

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Reply #9067 on: November 08, 2013, 10:29:10 AM

A ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships.



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Reply #9068 on: November 08, 2013, 12:25:11 PM

Holy ship!

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #9069 on: November 08, 2013, 03:49:23 PM

Name of it appears to be Blue Marlin, so I googled that, and yup.
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Reply #9070 on: November 08, 2013, 09:41:19 PM

I guess you have to deliver ships on ships now because, reasons?

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Reply #9071 on: November 08, 2013, 10:38:06 PM

Name of it appears to be Blue Marlin, so I googled that, and yup.
Video poster added rock music to that for some reason...

At any rate I almost assumed it was some joke photoshop because how on earth would they load/unload such a cargo but then the video shows that this mothership is semi submersible so the whole thing just sinks itself to offload.  Pretty amazing although the ships on top don't actually seem that big when you watch the video, they are only about twice as wide as the tug boats.

I'd like to know why they felt such a crazy delivery method was needed, my only guess is that those ships aren't themselves strong enough to be blue water ocean going so they needed the mothership to get from assembly point to where they will be operating.
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Reply #9072 on: November 08, 2013, 10:42:28 PM

They don't have engines. So presumably the hulls were built somewhere else and had to be transported to the final assembly point.
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Reply #9073 on: November 08, 2013, 11:05:33 PM

They're also flat-bottomed, which means they're intended for inland waterways.  Why somebody wanted a fleet of self-propelled rivercraft, I don't know, but I'd expect it's some sort of bulk carrier (ore or coal, maybe grains) in a location where the normal tug-and-barge approach isn't viable for some reason (narrow channels, small locks, shifting bottoms).  With nothing else to base a guess on, I'd say ore carriers built in China for use in Africa.  They're being ferried on the submersible carrier because they're not designed for blue water.

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Edit: They do have engines, but the screws are wierd, with shrouds.  Another sign they're intended for use in marginal waterways where the normal arrangemnt would have have screws eating mud or azipods getting torn off.
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Reply #9074 on: November 09, 2013, 12:34:53 AM

Found this video.  I had assumed that these ships were built in the heavenly shipyards of the Netherlands and then shipped off to China but it is actually the other way around...  I guess now China even mass produces our river barges and then mass exports them to the Netherlands for engines/final touches.

That is basically a bunch of cheap Chinese mass produced imports being sent to Europe, holy shit that is scary.
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Reply #9075 on: November 09, 2013, 09:44:01 AM

Those ships go up and down the Rhine, carrying containers, coal and aggregates between Rotterdam, the industrial centres in Westfalia and the gravel quarries in the Northern Alps.

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Reply #9076 on: November 09, 2013, 10:39:59 AM

I'd like to know why they felt such a crazy delivery method was needed...

Probably for the same reason that a train would be used for transportation instead of a long convoy of trucks.
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Reply #9077 on: November 09, 2013, 11:28:37 AM

I had assumed that these ships were built in the heavenly shipyards of the Netherlands and then shipped off to China but it is actually the other way around...  I guess now China even mass produces our river barges and then mass exports them to the Netherlands for engines/final touches.
China makes practically everything in the world now.  It's just cheaper to do it that way (nevermind the questionable quality that sometimes comes out).
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Reply #9078 on: November 10, 2013, 09:11:54 AM

Stumbled across the Felkirk Wheel reading about Antonine Wall.

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Reply #9079 on: November 10, 2013, 10:43:43 AM



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Reply #9080 on: November 11, 2013, 04:23:51 AM

Stumbled across the Felkirk Wheel reading about Antonine Wall.

Were you trying for the accent there ?

 why so serious?

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Reply #9081 on: November 11, 2013, 09:51:55 AM

Name of it appears to be Blue Marlin, so I googled that, and yup.

That fucking music. "Daddy where are you I am depressed" bullshit.

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Reply #9082 on: November 12, 2013, 09:34:00 PM

I've a feeling this may be a BW. However, this guy was just jailed in Singapore.

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Reply #9083 on: November 13, 2013, 09:30:48 AM

Bruce Wayne is turning Javanese, I really think so
think so
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Reply #9084 on: November 13, 2013, 11:29:11 AM



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Reply #9085 on: November 13, 2013, 02:52:24 PM

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Reply #9086 on: November 13, 2013, 03:12:29 PM

That is awesome and looks damn fun!

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Reply #9087 on: November 13, 2013, 04:03:42 PM

That is awesome and looks damn fun!

Yeah I agree, I think the parents are having more fun then the kids!
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Reply #9088 on: November 13, 2013, 10:30:52 PM

Also really well photographed.
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Reply #9089 on: November 14, 2013, 09:24:55 AM

Their Facebook is awesome as well.  All dinos need a ketchup keg stand, just sayin'.

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Reply #9090 on: November 14, 2013, 10:03:12 AM

I still don't get the tree picture.

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Reply #9091 on: November 14, 2013, 10:12:40 AM

It looks like a golf ball was stuck between two trees.
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Reply #9092 on: November 14, 2013, 11:42:53 AM

Tree grew around a golf ball that got stuck between the trunks a few years prior. Lucky cut exposed it.

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Reply #9093 on: November 14, 2013, 08:51:31 PM

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Reply #9094 on: November 15, 2013, 03:51:54 AM

Um, No ?

No ? 

NO ?

NO NO NO NO NO NO ?

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Reply #9095 on: November 15, 2013, 04:13:18 AM

Somebody call child services.

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Reply #9096 on: November 15, 2013, 07:20:07 AM

Those tattoos are temporary right?  RIGHT?
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Reply #9097 on: November 15, 2013, 10:36:37 PM

Those tattoos are temporary right?  RIGHT?

The tattoos by the age of 1 are how you know he's going places in life. He's special and his parents want you to know it NOW.

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Reply #9098 on: November 15, 2013, 10:53:12 PM

I approve of braincake.

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Reply #9099 on: November 15, 2013, 11:05:53 PM

I find it disturbing and intriguing. The tats on the baby make me believe this probably happened in mine or a neighboring state.

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