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(Daily Mail)   Yo dawg, i heard you like boats   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 34
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2012-06-13 12:01:13 AM
meh...I've seen bigger.
 
2012-06-13 12:01:17 AM
"Carried?" "Rigm?" Does the Dailyfail proofread?
 
2012-06-13 12:02:45 AM
And yet, still not big enough to carry your mom!

/I kid! :)
 
2012-06-13 12:03:44 AM

BigNumber12: "Carried?" "Rigm?" Does the Dailyfail proofread?


"...powered by a gigantic 17,000 horse power diesel engines..."

Just piling on.
 
2012-06-13 12:04:15 AM
What would their crew ever do if that boat sinks?!
It's hopeless! They're doomed!
If only they had a raft or something on that ship...
 
2012-06-13 12:05:55 AM
So I look at that first photo and I'm still confused at how they would load and off-load those stacked hulls. They must be using a crane system of some sort.
 
2012-06-13 12:06:32 AM
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Don't you ever forget!
 
2012-06-13 12:09:40 AM
Elvis needs boats!
 
2012-06-13 12:13:41 AM
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2012-06-13 12:16:23 AM
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2012-06-13 12:16:54 AM
Meh. I can hold up a wet towel with my boner for at least several minutes.
 
2012-06-13 12:17:21 AM

JasonOfOrillia: So I look at that first photo and I'm still confused at how they would load and off-load those stacked hulls. They must be using a crane system of some sort.


I know, I know. Reading the article is harder than looking at some pictures. Let me help you out:

"No crane in the world is big enough to lift these sorts of cargoes onto her deck and so she has an ingenious trick up her sleeve.

The deck is submersible and can disappear under 13 metres of water when her ballast tanks are pumped full of water."
 
2012-06-13 12:18:57 AM

JasonOfOrillia: So I look at that first photo and I'm still confused at how they would load and off-load those stacked hulls. They must be using a crane system of some sort.


There is. Despite what TFA says there are cranes that can lift 3,000 tons. Indeed 3,000 tons is nothing these days. In terms of lifting capacity the largest crane in the world can handle 22,000 tons. Now there aren't any cranes that can handle an oil platform but those boat hulls? No problem.
 
2012-06-13 12:20:47 AM

guises: The deck is submersible and can disappear under 13 metres of water when her ballast tanks are pumped full of water."


Each of those boat hulls is about half that. At least. They did use a crane to lift the hulls, they may have sank the Blue Marlin to float the barges onboard, simply in the name of ease, but the hulls stacked on top of those barges would've been lifted there by cranes.
 
2012-06-13 12:20:50 AM

JasonOfOrillia: So I look at that first photo and I'm still confused at how they would load and off-load those stacked hulls. They must be using a crane system of some sort.


Yes.

www.heavyliftspecialist.com

Link
 
2012-06-13 12:29:51 AM
Figuring with a full load they'll be in no mood to cruise at the top speed, which works out to just under 15 mph, even going through the Suez Canal, that's one long trip from Korea to Rotterdam.
 
2012-06-13 01:06:17 AM
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2012-06-13 01:58:56 AM
I do like boats. Seeing such a dense concentration of boats in one picture pleases me greatly.
 
2012-06-13 01:59:10 AM
kinda cool
 
2012-06-13 02:00:15 AM
That picture seriously made me laugh. It just seems so... absurd. Yet practical.
 
2012-06-13 02:13:22 AM
Finally, enough life-boats for the Titanic...
 
2012-06-13 02:17:30 AM

TugboatTerry: I do like boats. Seeing such a dense concentration of boats in one picture pleases me greatly.


You sound a little dinghy.
 
2012-06-13 02:38:50 AM

LordOfThePings: TugboatTerry: I do like boats. Seeing such a dense concentration of boats in one picture pleases me greatly.

You sound a little dinghy.


An awful pun. Get that junk out of here.
 
2012-06-13 03:01:17 AM
GypsyJoker

Yawl wipe that scow off your face schooner or later.
 
2012-06-13 03:11:57 AM
Australia has an aircraft carrier? I thought they got rid of theirs years ago...
 
2012-06-13 04:10:09 AM
 
2012-06-13 04:16:16 AM
meh.

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2012-06-13 06:30:30 AM

bahknee: Built to carry 18 other trucks


Awesome but disappointed it didn't feature the ludicrously hammy voices of the Brawndo commercials

Anyhow i am curious to know what kind of shipping fees this vessel has.
 
2012-06-13 07:57:00 AM

GypsyJoker: LordOfThePings: TugboatTerry: I do like boats. Seeing such a dense concentration of boats in one picture pleases me greatly.

You sound a little dinghy.

An awful pun. Get that junk out of here.


Hey, you can't have your kayak and heat it too...
 
2012-06-13 09:23:49 AM

HAMMERTOE: GypsyJoker: LordOfThePings: TugboatTerry: I do like boats. Seeing such a dense concentration of boats in one picture pleases me greatly.

You sound a little dinghy.

An awful pun. Get that junk out of here.

Hey, you can't have your kayak and heat it too...


Hey, shape up, or ship out!
 
2012-06-13 10:27:33 AM

WhyteRaven74: Figuring with a full load they'll be in no mood to cruise at the top speed, which works out to just under 15 mph, even going through the Suez Canal, that's one long trip from Korea to Rotterdam.


I was all ready to jump at this to say that the Blue Marlin is too big, but holy crap it fits. The canal allows a maximum 66ft draft, and a maximum 254ft beam. Both of which exceed the (unleaden) Blue Marlin's requirements. Huh.
 
2012-06-13 12:42:04 PM

Whiskey Dickens:

I was all ready to jump at this to say that the Blue Marlin is too big, but holy crap it fits. The canal allows a maximum 66ft draft, and a maximum 254ft beam. Both of which exceed the (unleaden) Blue Marlin's requirements. Huh.


But would that be an African Blue Marlin or a European Blue Marlin?
 
2012-06-13 01:09:48 PM

DSF6969: Whiskey Dickens:

I was all ready to jump at this to say that the Blue Marlin is too big, but holy crap it fits. The canal allows a maximum 66ft draft, and a maximum 254ft beam. Both of which exceed the (unleaden) Blue Marlin's requirements. Huh.

But would that be an African Blue Marlin or a European Blue Marlin?


*Preemptively capapults DSF6969 off of a cliff*
 
2012-06-13 03:33:23 PM
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