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.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ... Before boarding a ship, Indian crew members will be put through a series of tests followed by isolation to ensure their safe embarkation on the ship. Every crewmember boarding the ship must follow a strict protocol, in the following order.. 1. PCRTest. 2. 14-day quarantine. 3. PCR Test. 4. Charter flight. 5. PCR Test. 6 ...7 ... 8 ... ....
DUBAI ... All thanks to Saudi Arabia,” he said ... The vehicles will be boarded at Marseille harbor in the second week of December, arriving in Jeddah on Dec. 26-28. On Dec ... “Once you’ve gone through all these obstacles, you’ll arrive in the city of Jeddah, which will welcome the podium ceremony before the vehicles board the ship to head back to Europe.” ... ....
OSW) (“OneSpaWorld,” or the “Company”), the pre-eminent global provider of health and wellness services and products on-board cruise ships and in destination resorts around the world, today announced its financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021 ...ShipCount.
In the year 1530, it meant “to windward” and indicated that a ship should keep its bow facing the wind, which is particularly important when dealing with the possibility of being blown ashore ... In nautical terms, it meant crossing the line of another ship’s progress. To go aboard an airplane, train or ship is to cross over inside.
While tourism isn't banned, the fact that most visitors can only arrive via ship means it's almost impossible to go right now, as many cruises are not running at this time ... On January 8, a Spanish research ship headed to the continent from Spain was diverted after a coronavirus outbreak on board.
the shipping industry. The World Economic Forum said the global shipping industry produces more than a billion ...EnergyObserver said it is partnering with ships and ports to eventually put some of the technology on board.
Egypt is impounding the ship while the legal battle is underway ... A few days after the ship was freed, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) impounded the ship and its cargo and lodged a compensation claim of $916 million. The massive container ship had spent 44 days idle as of Tuesday ... In the meantime, most of the vessel's crew are still on board.
The number of seafarers stranded on ships peaked at 400,000 in Q4 2020 and has since fallen to an estimated 200,000 ...Despite these challenges, the seafarers on board ships have continued working, providing an essential service for the global population”, said Lim.
Lampedusa... Meanwhile, the Sicilian judicial authorities seized the ship operated by the Berlin organization Sea-Watch, because too many life jackets were found on board. The sewage system on board is not designed for such a large number of people. The Sea-Watch 4 recently took hundreds of migrant boats on board ...Clickfor original article ... Home page .
Like the race car driver that he is, Busch seemed to enjoy the bridge and its helm and throttle controls, manned separately when the 9,500-ton ship is in restricted waters by the youngest sailors on board, Puskas said ... Given an American flag that has flown on the ship, Busch said it will wave over their pit box at the race.