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.
Salvini is accused of kidnapping and abuse of power in August 2019 by preventing more than 100 migrants from disembarking from a rescue ship -- even as conditions on board deteriorated. Gere had boarded the Open Arms ship to support the migrants, a visit mocked by Salvini at the time.
Salvini is accused of kidnapping and abuse of power in August 2019 by preventing more than 100 migrants from disembarking from a rescue ship —even as conditions on board deteriorated. Gere had boarded the Open Arms ship to support the migrants, a visit mocked by Salvini at the time.
“But some ships arrived to our coast intact, and with no men on board, and its possible those people are spies who made it to land.” ... information showing that the ships previously fished in Chinese waters that are closely policed and forbidden to foreign ships.
As per the MoU, both parties recognise education, training and certificates of competency in the maritime sector, as well as medical fitness certificates for seafarers issued by the Government of the other party, as well as seafarers on board ships flying the flag of the other party.
As per the MoU, both parties recognise education, training and certificates of competency in the maritime sector, as well as medical fitness certificates for seafarers issued by the Government of the other party, as well as seafarers on board ships flying the flag of the other Part. .
Recent years with Hurricanes Matthews and Irma have shown that early October poses a threat also ...Unfortunately, it also caused much damage to the settlement, driving ships onto land, destroying crops and houses and killing many people ... The storm damaged numerous ships, including a Scottish vessel called the Rising Sun, killing all sailors on board.
I didn't even know it existed until we got aboard ship headed for Iwo Jima ... They had some kind of a board that they brought up on top deck on the ship that showed the shape of Iwo Jima and some guys said, 'Well, it looks like a pork chop' ... So once we got to Iwo Jima, or in the area that we were parked on the ship away out in the ocean.
“FY22 year-to-date EBITDA is a profit, trading ahead of FY21 EBITDA and FY20 EBITDA; this is particularly pleasing given the short-term challenges and increased costs of logistics due to driver shortages and limited availability of shipping containers.
It was driven by the introduction of its newest ship, Vista, due to take its first passengers in April 2023 ... At least 28 people died and more than 800 were infected with Covid after the Ruby Princess docked in Sydney in March 2020, the most disastrous of numerous outbreaks on board cruise ships in the early weeks of the pandemic.
Both the ships have been introduced for Ro Ro boat service which has already been started upto Chunar in Mirzapur ... After seeing Kashi VishwanathCorridor in Varanasi and offering prayers to Baba Kashi Vishwanath, the religious tourists interested in visiting Vindhyachal Corridor will board Ro Ro boat or ship.