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Old 02-05-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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This is how Wal-Mart gets all its stuff from China. Get a load of this ship!

15,000 containers and a 207' beam! And look at the crew-size for a ship

longer than a US aircraft carrier which has a complement of 5,000 men and

officers.

Think it's big enough? Notice that 207' beam means it was NOT designed for
the Panama or Suez Canal. It is strictly transpacific. Check out the
cruise speed: 31 knots means the goods arrive 4 days before the typical
container ship (18-20 knots) on a China-to-California run. So this
behemoth is hugely competitive carrying perishable goods.

This ship was built in perhaps as many as five sections. The

sections were welded. The ship is named

Emma Maersk. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building

and has 11 crane rigs that can operate simultaneously.

Additional info:
Country of origin - Denmark
Length - 1,302 ft
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200 tons
Engine - 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP) Cruise Speed - 31
knots, Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3 container)
Crew - 13 people First Trip - Sept. 08, 2006 Construction cost - US
$145,000,000+
Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and
saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.

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Old 02-05-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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is this for real?
pic looks funny....
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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Holy cow!! I wouldn't wanna have to fill this thing up with herring!!
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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is this for real?
pic looks funny....
Yeah... look at the stern area. If it is real, all I can say is Holy Ship!!
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:14 PM   #5
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #6
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So thats how those containers that leave our plant get to china!?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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It's real allright.This is from one of the engines.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:17 PM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by nopeitsherhemi:
is this for real?
pic looks funny....
Yeah... look at the stern area. If it is real, all I can say is Holy Ship!!
not sure i understand that part, stern is the back right?
So how tall is the bridge on say a air craft carrier or battleship? no where near 10 stories are they?
i mean 10 stories in the water? that just don't seem possiable.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:24 PM   #9
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if it is real, why is there plastic wrap on the main bearing near the gear?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:29 PM   #10
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Quote:
quote:Yeah... look at the stern area
heres a better look at the stern.

http://www.jtashipphoto.dk/jtashipph...mma_maersk.htm
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