In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
In duplicate bridge, a board is an item of equipment that holds one deal, or one deck of 52 cards distributed in four hands of 13 cards each. The design permits the entire deal of four hands to be passed, carried or stacked securely with the cards hidden from view in four pockets. This is required for duplicate bridge tournaments, where the same deal is played several times and so the composition of each hand must be preserved during and after each play of each deal.
Each board is usually marked with the following information: board number – (usually in the sequence '1' to '32') identifies the deal and helps to order the play of multiple deals; compass directions – used to match the four hands to the four players at a table; dealer – designates which player is the "dealer"; this designates the player who is to make the first call of the auction; vulnerability– often represented by color code: a "vulnerable" partnership is usually shown in red and a "not vulnerable" partnership in green, white or no color. Most designs include a slot or pocket to hold a paper travelling score sheet.
Board-foot can be abbreviated FBM (for "foot, board measure"), BDFT, or BF. Thousand board-feet can be abbreviated as MFBM, MBFT, or MBF. Similarly, million board-feet can be abbreviated as MMFBM, MMBFT, or MMBF.
In Australia and New Zealand the term super foot or superficial foot was used to mean the same.
Board foot is the unit of measure for rough lumber (before drying and planing with no adjustments) or planed/surfaced lumber. An example of planed lumber is softwood 2 × 4 lumber one would buy at a large lumber retailer. The 2 × 4 is actually only 11⁄2in ×31⁄2in (38mm ×89mm) but the dimensions for the lumber when purchased wholesale could still be represented as full 2 × 4 lumber, although the "standard" can vary between vendors. This means that nominal lumber includes air space around the physical board when calculating board feet in some situations, while the true measurement of "board feet" should be limited to the actual dimensions of the board.
She never thought she would work on a ship, but she participated in an internship on board the Great Lakes Maritime Academy’s training ship State of Michigan... Cooking on a ship is a bit different than in a full-size kitchen, Cook said ... “They learn how to menu plan on board a ship when you can’t just run to the grocery store.
In the middle ‘60’s I was serving as one of three hospital corpsmen on the Navy ship USS Cabildo (LSD-16). The LSD is a landing ship dock whose primary purpose is to assist as needed with amphibious operations. The ship’s complement was almost 350 men. We didn’t have a doctor on board ... We had to get him off the ship ... There are doctors on board carriers.
Additionally, Viking has published a new video about the company's history and some of the key partners who have contributed to its success, which was shared on board all Viking ships today as part of the 25th anniversary celebration.Liv Arnesen, Godmother of the Viking Octantis.
“The board is concerned about the Class I railroads’ ability to meet grain shipping needs and is highly focused on whether railroads will have significant crew, locomotive, equipment and capacity resources along key corridors supporting domestic and international markets,” the board wrote in its letter.
The fire on board the amphibious assault ship raged for four days before it was finally extinguished, destroying the ship and forcing the Navy to scrap the billion-dollar vessel ... entire ship instead of acknowledging the problems on board the ship that allowed the fire to spread.
Seaman RecruitRyanSawyer Mays was charged with aggravated arson and the willful hazarding of a vessel in July 2021, more than a year after the blaze on board the $1.2-billion ship, which was moored at Naval Base San Diego at the time ... ship was in port at Naval Base San Diego.
Migrants living on board the ship would be allowed to move freely, with preliminary estimates showing that the plan will be 'cheaper than erecting another tent city,' as seen in the Bronx... It is believed that migrants living on board the ship would be allowed to move freely.
Seaman RecruitRyanSawyer Mays was charged with aggravated arson and the willful hazarding of a vessel in July 2021, more than a year after the blaze on board the $1.2 billion ship, which was moored at Naval Base San Diego at the time ... on board the ship at Naval Base San Diego.
Amazon / Getty) ... While training to become a member of the Sea Guard of Númenor, on board a ship with his friends Valandil (Alex Tarrant) and Ontamo (Anthony Crum), Isildur hears a voice in his head, calling his name ... Isildur first hears the voice on a ship (Picture ... ‘I just love the fan theories of who the voice is when whilst he’s on the ship ... More.
Our cruise had come full circle, and for the second time we found the huge ship docked in Naples, Italy. Other than the days we boarded and disembarked, this was both our first and last port of call. The first time around my wife and I went to Sorrento and Pompeii... (I was there for the views.) ... What I thought might be a scary ride, was anything but.
Iron Man-style jetpacks are on the market — if you have about $400,000 to spend ... It costs about $3,000 to test a suit for a few hours at one of the company’s flight centers ... Seven special military units are exploring how to use the jetpack to help fighters in battlefield situations, such as outflanking an opponent or boarding a ship ... .
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CCTV images have been released by police to aid their hunt for burglars caught scaling an anchor chain on a disused cruise ship ... chain in a bid to get on board. A dock owner blamed 'anarchy' for allowing the burglars to raid the landmark ship.
RyanSawyer Mays, who had been charged with arson and the willful hazarding of a ship, let out a deep breath, put both hands on the defense table, broke into sobs and began hugging supporters ...There is no physical evidence, however, tying Mays to the fire on the ship, which was docked and undergoing maintenance at that time.