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.
... a negative antigen test before boarding ... 7, calls for all passengers, whether vaccinated or not, to wear a mask while on board in interior spaces aboard its ships ... 14, requires a negative antigen test, which is a rapid test, within three days of sailing in order to board the ship.
The amphibious assault ship burned for more than four days. Left with extensive structural, electrical and mechanical damage, the ship was later scrapped ... Some sailors on board told investigators they believe they saw Mays go down to the ship's lower vehicle storage area where the fire originated shortly before the blaze erupted.
All three ships fired back, but Vincennes was hit and immediately exploded, then keeled over and disappeared into the deep ... The ship’s controls were destroyed, along with most of the firefighting water supply mains. Just as the ship lost power, the enemy vanished ... A salvage crew arrived to put out the fires, repair the ship and get back underway.
The policy requires all cruise passengers ages 12 and over to be fully vaccinated or the territory will not allow the ship to enter into its ports ... The CDC has given out conditional sailing certificates to ships whose lines attest that at least 95% of passengers on board would be vaccinated.
While the Macassa has a 197-passenger capacity, the ship this summer and fall will only permit a maximum of half that number to board at any given time to allow for more social distancing ...PaulMancini, a licensed ship’s captain, used to help Sheridan prepare the Macassa before the start of each cruising season.
Meanwhile radio chatter between the ship and an unknown source captures crew saying there are 'five to six armed Iranians are on board the vessel' ... The ship is believed to have been sailing from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to the port of Sohar in Oman when the commandos attempted to seize it.
The ship, identified as the Panamanian-flagged AsphaltPrincess, was boarded by about six heavily armed men off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday in what the United KingdomMaritimeTrade Operations characterized as a “potential hijack.” ... By Wednesday, the commandos left the ship and the UKMTO updated its report.
The United KingdomMaritimeTrade Operations (UKMTO) said in a warning notice based on a third-party source on Wednesday that people who had boarded a tanker involved in a "potential hijack" had since left and that the vessel, which it did not identify, was safe ... The boarding took ...
Because of the substantial increase in the price, India’s earnings from tea exports till May in the current calendar year has risen 11.48 per cent despite a fall in the volume shipped, reveals an analysis of the latest data with the Tea Board.
Oman said that the AsphaltPrincess, an asphalt and bitumen tanker, was involved in "a hijacking incident in international waters" and that it deployed aircraft and naval ships ... The shipping industry intelligence site Lloyd's List reported that armed men had boarded the Asphalt Princess and ordered it to sail to Iran.
He boarded the ship on Oct. 27, 1943, when the ship was commissioned and remained with the ship until Oct ... At the commissioning, Evans said, “This is going to be a fighting ship ... In his (almost) one year commanding the ship, the Johnston earned six battle stars ... The ship rests under 21,000 feet of water, which is the deepest shipwreck on record.