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Old 06-28-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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... on a sunday afternoon we have been sitting in the cockpit enjoying the sunshine and a cup of coffeee, when obviously a ready to use container terminal passed by...

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We were amazed by the dimensions! The carrier appeared tiny compared to the ┬*5 (!) container bridges. These pics are taken an hour before arrival in Hamburg GER and they came aaaall the way from the Far East!

Did anyone have the chance to see this thing in the middle of the ocean? Up to which wave higth and wind speed are they allowed to sail?

Here is a complete view of a former transport.

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I've never seen anything like that, it never occurred to me that these container terminal cranes were dropped fully assembled - egad, and I'm impressed by the sight of manufactured houses transported over our highways - wow. I thought it was a photoshopped trick.

I wonder if they have to avoid bad weather while transporting this monstrous structure.
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I am stunned!

I have never seen anything like this.

If this is real and not Photoshopped and that ship, the ZHEN HUA, transported those 5 container cranes on deck then the master should be charged.

How did he keep a lookout with all that metal in the way? What are the chances of him being able to see anything on his RADAR? I would also question the stability but for the fact that the ship obviously made it into port.

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... well, not the right forum for this kind of "equipment", sorry for that...┬*┬*┬*

... but most Container Bridges (and there are many in Hamburg) came in like this and I had to see it with my own eyes to believe! ┬*Here ┬*is another transport with even 6 bridges.

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I have never seen this either!
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How did he keep a lookout with all that metal in the way?
I would suggest putting lookputs on top of the cranes
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I'm not even sure what we are looking at here....

where is the ship??!
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I'm not even sure what we are looking at here....

where is the ship??!
...hidden behind the bushes! The cargo is at least twice as high as the cargo ship itself. The accompanying links (with the unobstructed view on ship and cargo) help to understand what was coming up the river┬*┬*.

Even I didn't believe what was passing by. Took some time to realize how things belonged together ┬* .

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...and┬* what I've seen a year ago is nothing compared to this: ┬*click here

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Loved the shot of the oil rig... I wonder what the process looked like to get that puppy onboard!
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There was a documentary about exactly that subject on TV recently, Kevin. An oil rig was built in Korea then transferred onto the largest ship on the planet. It had the capability to sink 10 metres below sea level, then the rig was floated over the deck and the ballast water pumped out again to raise the ship.

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There was a documentary about exactly that subject on TV recently, Kevin. An oil rig was built in Korea then transferred onto the largest ship on the planet. It had the capability to sink 10 metres below sea level, then the rig was floated over the deck and the ballast water pumped out again to raise the ship.

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... and here is a connection back to our world of yachting: DOCKWISE shipping even carries (big) yachts if we don't feel like sailing the high seas. Here is the experience (a good one) with DOCKWISE concerning yacht transports... but sometimes things really can go wrong, when the Load is too big: Oil rig successfully unloded, carrier on the ground...

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Interesting link there Uwe, the TV show I saw was all about Mighty Servant. I didn't know she sank!

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