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Old 31-03-2013, 20:57   #1
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top secret eco supply vessel unveiled today

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"seimens today have unveiled their latest offshore supply vessel for use in the north sea.
using wind turbine technology this new generation of supply vessel hopes to greatly reduce the running costs of off shore supply vessels in the renewables industry.

the technology is revolutionary,with the turbine either able to drive a direct drive gearbox able to propel the vessel,or linked to a dc generator and charge the ships batteries that in turn are linked to the vessels dynamic positioning system.

the turbine mounted on the stern of the vessel is controlled by onboard computers,using a dynamic swivel that is able to control the pitch and orientation to the prevailing wind,creating the maximun thrust at all times.

with increasing oil prices this is seen as a vast leap forward in the sustainability of commercial shipping,currently powered by fossil fuels."
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Old 31-03-2013, 20:59   #2
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holy SH***T

I want one
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Old 31-03-2013, 21:08   #3
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That is super cool! That must be a massive turbine.
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Hmm Whats todays date??
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Nice one. Not quite the 1st here yet....
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Re: top secret eco supply vessel unveiled today

"Hmm Whats todays date?? "
That was my first thought as well.
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Old 31-03-2013, 21:22   #7
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Re: top secret eco supply vessel unveiled today

an earlier prototype

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Firstly. Its hard to make any ship andcall it a secret.
Secondly. The Dredging Crane must have fallen off the back
Third. the wind is in the wrong direction
Forth, Happy 1st of april tee hee.
Fifth. You got me tho.
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The international aspect of this forum makes this interesting. It's still March 31 where I am.
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Old 31-03-2013, 22:12   #10
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NO WAY ...
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Can't be much worse than saildrive, no?
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I used to be a mate on a 214 foot OSV. We used to have to put the boat right alongside the rig so we could load and offload. The blades of the windmill would likely hit the rig from the turning of the blades and the rolling of the boat. I don't understand how they are going to keep the blades clear....if this isn't a Photoshopped April fools joke.
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Re: top secret eco supply vessel unveiled today

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if this isn't a Photoshopped April fools joke.
What??? That couldn't possibly be, could it???

Naahhh, folks here on CF wouldn't do that, would they?

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Good Day for this kinda NEWS
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Re: top secret eco supply vessel unveiled today

in other news from Cornwall.....................

The world famous Land’s End in Cornwall today announced plans to change its name to ‘Land’s Start,’ in a bid to appeal to a new generation of visitors who have showed a clear preference for beginnings over endings.

Land’s End Landmark claim that research has shown that the cultural associations of the word ‘start’ make the destination much more appealing to a younger demographic.


The owners also wish to avoid confusion with American clothing retailer ‘Lands’ End’, which has seen several American tourists travelling to Land’s End in the hope of finding a sportswear outlet.

David Bryans, General Manager of Land’s End, commented:


“Research has shown us that over 70% of those 25 and under prefer the word ‘Start’ to the word ‘End’ – young people simply don’t want to take a risk on an attraction that might not make them feel good. Land’s End is a place full of new beginnings – the Olympic Torch relay began here and for thousands of people it marks the beginning of their ‘End to End’ challenge – so ‘Start’ is a much more appropriate description.”

Matt Spence, CEO of Natural Retreats who are currently renovating the iconic John O'Groats Hotel, added:

"We've agreed with Land's Start that the famous 'End to End' will be re-named 'Start to Finish'. We're happy with this on the basis that the word 'finish' includes the possibility of achievement and satisfaction".

The landmark is first recorded as being referred to as Land’s End in the 1602 Survey of Cornwall, conducted by Richard Carew – prior to this the roman name for Land’s End was ‘Bolerium.’

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