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.
An incident this week in the region of the Sulu-Celebes seas near the Philippines has prompted ReCAAP, the regional cooperation on security in the region, to renew its warnings of the potential for boarding and kidnappings ... An unidentified speed boat with three perpetrators on board attempted to board the Bangladesh-flagged ship.
On 2 March, the Administrative Court in Palermo preliminarily suspended the detention of the Sea-Watch 4 which had been blocked since September due to investigations into the ship's registration and the number of life vest on board ... One of the commercial ships, the Vos Triton, ...
They increase the risk for adventurers and ships that run into problems because of a fire, loss of power, or loss of steering capability ... The mandatory equipment on board should also allow the immediate survivors of an accident to safely evacuate a ship in distress if need be while waiting for the arrival of SAR assets.
After a hilarious scuffle on the ship, they decided to stop on an island to get some supplies ... Gibbs was retrieving The Black Pearl which was trapped in a bottle on board the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's ship ... Before that, however, they had to commandeer a ship from the Port ... When asked what to do, Jack ordered everyone to abandon the ship.
SINGAPORE - In this column, veterinarians from the National ParksBoard answer questions about pet health and behaviour. Shipping pets from overseas. I have a five-month-old golden retriever puppy I want to ship from Jakarta to Singapore. My relatives there have done most of the vet check-ups and general vaccines, including the one for rabies ... � ....
The two newcomers to the board are Trennie Collins, a Southern Ute tribal member, and Enrique Orozco-Perez, who works with Durango’s immigrant community ... “To me this is an important piece to building equity and together-ship ... on these boards or commissions.”.
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Paul DanielCarter passed away after a short illness at the age of 85. Paul was born on February 24, 1936 in Cottondale, Florida to the late Jonnie and Ruby Carter ... Paul said, “I was guaranteed three hot meals on board a ship, rather than rations in the woods”, and that was all he could hope for in such an uncertain time.
Lodolo was the first pitcher off the board in 2019 thanks to an athletic, repeatable delivery; a solid three-pitch mix; and a David Price-like frame that should enable him to shoulder big-league workloads ...Zora Neale Hurston once wrote that ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
Within three hours, the 'unsinkable' ship had slipped beneath the waves of the freezing Atlantic Ocean, killing more than 1,500 people ... He rang the ship's bell and told the bridge ... 'I knew the ship had hit something, but I didn't think it could be anything serious – I don't believe anybody on board suspected anything serious,' he added.
— Holland America Line will introduce its newest ship, Rotterdam, on its premiere voyage departing Aug ... The ship will carry 2,668 guests and feature innovations such as the 270-degree surround screen WorldStage; Rudi’s Sel de Mer, a seafood-focused French brasserie; and GrandDutchCafé ... It is the first ship to feature a roller coaster on board.
The board game industry has a fairly traditional model when it comes to the product pipeline ...Either way, some portion of the profit of selling board games goes to the developer, to the publisher, to the retailer, and to a middleman called the distributor, who holds the inventory and handles some of the shipping.
More than 30 crew members were rescued via helicopters and naval vessels after a fire erupted on their ship roughly 130 miles from the Canadian coastline, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard... The helicopter crew also hoisted six crew members off the ship ... The AtlanticDestiny later sank with no one on board.