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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 03:04 AM Thread Starter

 
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No wonder everything is ...

Made In CHINA - The Emma Maersk


What a ship....no wonder 'Made in China' is displacing North American goods big time with this floating continent transporting goods across the Pacific in 4 days no less!!!

This is how Wal-Mart gets all it's stuff from China . Get a load of this ship! 15,000 containers and a 207' beam! And look at the crew-size: 13 people for a ship longer than a USaircraft carrier which has a crew of 5,000 men and officers.
Think it's big enough? Notice that 207' beam means it cannot fit through the Panama or SuezCanals .. 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 when carrying perishable goods.
This ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then welded. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously.

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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)
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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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 10:53 AM
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dayum! contstruction costs is very reasonable. That thing must have paid for itself in no time.
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That ship is almost as long as a drag strip .

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That ship is almost as long as a drag strip .
there is a new sport, zero to 100 and back to zero,


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that ship is unsinkable!

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that ship is unsinkable!
*couhg* exocet *cough*

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Use a harpoon missile, buy american keep jobs here, besides it carries a 60kg larger warhead than an exocet

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AGM-84 Harpoon FTW! American made and better range and payload. Exocet is totally "Top Gun" LOL! Although, if you believe the movie, it had a 100 mile range! Some Harpoon models DO have 100+ mile range.

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