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.
“You cannot tell us — a foreign company with a foreign flagged ship going to a foreign place — who we can allow to board,” he said ...Tina Polsky, D-West Palm Beach, called that “a very creative argument.’' A lawyer, Polsky warned that the policy could lead to conflicts on board ships if unvaccinated passengers become ill.
"You cannot tell us — a foreign company with a foreign flagged ship going to a foreign place — who we can allow to board," he said ... A lawyer, Polsky warned that the policy could lead to conflicts on board ships if unvaccinated passengers become ill ... board ships in other countries.
When the Mayflower Autonomous Ship leaves its home port in Plymouth, England to attempt the world’s first fully autonomous transatlantic voyage, it will have a highly trained “captain” and a “navigator” versed in the rules of avoiding collisions at sea on board, both controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) ...Science on board.
The marine company has also brought in a new board of directors ... “We understand SMG's business model and recognize the company's potential to support the UAE's ambitions to become a shipping hub in the region,” said Vince Cook, CEO of National Bank of Fujairah ... New Board. Of the new board of directors, Saeed Al Hajeri is Chairman while Dr.
So as he watched a huge cruise ship glide by St Mark’s Square on 3 June – the first since November 2019, when Venice was hit by its worst high tides in 55 years – he breathed a sigh of relief ... “For the economy of Venice, we need the big ships.” ... But it was also escorted away by a flotilla of small boats with anti-cruise ship campaigners on board.
It would be great to see Jones' crewmen act more aggressively than a normal skeleton ship, using their aquatic advantage to swim underneath and board player ships among other unexpected behavior. Davy Jones' ship, the Flying Dutchman, looks to be one of the most visually impressive additions coming with the expansion.
The Aircrews would usually get their mission briefings and board well before dawn ... The ship’s armaments, usually comprised of depth charges, machine gun and ammunition, was put on board as well as signal pistols, star shells, smoke floats, and dye slicks ... Volunteer for our Board, “Friends of Tillamook Air Museum”.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) . AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). There wasn’t any one thing that was the downfall of the Utah Jazz in their Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday ... So, the mission for Game 4 is to tighten and clean things up across the board. The Jazz, who lead the series 2-1, have a chance to right the ship on Monday. .
Show Caption. Hide Caption ... Michaela Chesin, Wicked Local ... Procedures onboard felt safe, she said at the pier ... Gov ... While the ProvincetownSelectBoard and Board of Health prohibited cruise ships and whale watching tours during the pandemic, ferries were allowed to operate under strict guidelines as submitted as a plan to the town’s health board.
Pvt. Howard Biondi was loading a 90-mm anti-aircraft gun in New Guinea in 1943 when word came down that the captain wanted to see him. World War II veteran Howard Biondi at his home in Wheatfield, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 ... He went to Fort Stewart, Ga., for training and boarded a ship out of San Diego for the passage to New Guinea ... ....
Naval experts depended on closing in on enemy ships, boarding them and conquering them in hand-to-hand combat ... Gustav’s ship was the most heavily armed ship in the area ... Among artifacts recovered from the ship were pottery, utensils, wooden shoe lasts, waxed thread, thimbles, leather, boards for board games, fishing reels, nets and so much more.
A cruise ship’s security services discovered 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board the vessel last week and turned over the haul to US Customs and Border Protection officers upon docking at a Florida port, CBP said in a statement ... The latest discovery comes as mass Covid-19 vaccinations have opened the door for cruise ships to test the waters.
The long, flat-bed ship was utterly nondescript — except for the fact that it had navigated nearly the entire trip on its own, without the aid of a human pilot ... The ship is the second such ship to make the trip, with human hands only taking charge when they were passing through the Panama Canal and pulling into port, according to the Pentagon.