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A Gigantic Man-Made Structure That Is a Massive Engineering Feat (22 pics)

Posted by Raya in Random » Wow   15 Jul 2013   / 10453 views

An oil tanker is a ship designed to transport liquid cargo. The Seawise giant was the largest tanker built in the 20th Century weighing 564, 763  tonnes and measuring 81 ft from top to bottom and 1,504.10 ft in length. The ship was commissioned by a Greek tycoon in 1979 but was sold to a Hong Kong businessman C.Y Tung in 1981. The Seawise Giant was damaged and sunk by an Iraqi Airforce attack in the Iran-Iraq War in 1986 when it was struck by anti-ship Exocet missile. After the war, the wreck was raised and repaired by the Keppel Company in Singapore and was put to use again in 1991 with the new name, “Happy Giant”.



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Mr. Ree 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
I find it equally amazing that they raised it from the ocean bottom and put it back into service.

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gigantes 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
yea, that was my first thought. well, apparently it was in shallow waters in the straight of hormuz.

i suspect what they did is to have an underwater team patch the damage, pumped out the seawater from the body of the ship, then the ocean itself would lifted the ship from the bottom. followed by a more extensive repair at shipyard of choice.
       
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Overcompensating
       
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A bit confusing post. Is it about supertankers in general, or only about the one that started it's career as "The Seawise Giant"?
If it's the latter, then #19 #20 and #21 is another ship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batillus). The others seem to be the right one. She changed name several times.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawise_Giant
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frosch 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
so how long is this ship in real measurements.
their are only a handful of countries who still use "Ft."
and if you wanna use "Ft." which one applies?
english, scotisch, usa, indian, liberia, burmees....?
       
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ingozi 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
hobbit ft.
       
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r151 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
#3 I have to say this:
There was never such a thing as a "Brontosaurus."
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