Oil Tanker Design

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Manie B, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Manie B
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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Next time I go outside the environment, I'll make sure the bow doesn't fall off. However, he says that waves hitting a ship are very unusual, so I feel quite safe.
     
  3. ldigas
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    Ah, that's a classic :) (but always nice to watch again)

    Here is a youtube link with the same video in a little better quality
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM

    Great comedians, I love their shows :))

    - Well, what's out there?
    - Nothing's out there.
    - Well, there must be something ...
    - There's nothing out there ... all there is is sea, and birds and fish.
    - And?
    - And 20 thousant tons of crude oil ...
    - And waht else?
    - And a fire ...
    - And, anything else?
    - And the part of the ship that the front fell off ...
    :)
     
  4. Manie B
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    :) it is the first time that I have seen it, and rather amusing the first time for MANY Jesters, considering they are mostly "mature gentlemen" - of long standing experience and expertise. The Jesters are the kings of the sea!

    Anyway when he said "a wave" hit it out at sea and the front fell of
    that was a "Kodak" moment

    and just for the younger amongst us "Kodak" meant cameras used a thing called "Film" - which was VERY expensive and EVERYBODY smiled like there was no tomorrow ;) so you mostly got a good pic :eek:

    Ah the good old days :eek:

    Love it or leave it
    life before 2008 was kinda fun hey :cool:
     
  5. ldigas
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    How true. In the good old days we used to take (expensive, because of the film) but a few pictures that we used to look at and remember ...

    Nowadays, we take a lot of (cheap) pictures, never to look at them again ...

    I miss analog cameras ... :/
    (but then again, I always had a soft spot for photography, so your mileage may vary)
     

  6. MikeJohns
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    The skit is a classic but the incident was very serious and illustrated a very common and serious problem.

    Older tankers under MARPOL requirements changed their fore tanks from oil to ballast without painting the tanks, the ships were run into the ground or until they failed structurally. The Kriki wasn't the only tanker to fail through a combination of corrosion, fatigue and poor inspection processes.

    What was really criminal was the way Class inspectors in this case GL failed to properly inspect, or even apparently fudged inspections deliberately. But the owners were also involved in concealing rust with painted canvas.

    The Australian Government at the time was reluctant to open a can of worms, hence the skit. We got one of those skits a week after an investigative journalist TV program.

    http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1991/MAIR/mair33.aspx

    This is not a problem that has entirely gone away either. There are still a lot of structurally compromised vessels that should be condemned by class but aren't because the surveyors fudge their corrosion reports or don't properly inspect tanks.
     
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