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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/ma...hip-.html?_r=0
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Re: Biggest "ship" in the world

Wow, that's something else.

I wonder what kind of anchor it uses?
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Re: Biggest "ship" in the world

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Wow, that's something else.

I wonder what kind of anchor it uses?
Can't you just see someone in a little Catalina trying to invoke the COLREGS and claiming "Right of Way" if they come across this monster?
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Wow, that's something else.

I wonder what kind of anchor it uses?
A scuttled supertanker?
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Can't you just see someone in a little Catalina trying to invoke the COLREGS and claiming "Right of Way" if they come across this monster?
Me in my little 22 yelling "STARBOARD! STARBOARD!"
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Re: Biggest "ship" in the world

minnesail:

"For anchors, Prelude uses four groups of mooring chains, each link of which is more than three feet long and was cast in the Basque region of Spain."

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"For anchors, Prelude uses four groups of mooring chains, each link of which is more than three feet long and was cast in the Basque region of Spain."

Large.
I read that, but what kind of anchor do those giant chains attach to? And is it all chain? How much scope?
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Re: Biggest "ship" in the world

What we are witnessing here is the early evolution of the Borg. Resistance is futile.
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Re: Biggest "ship" in the world

Its to be anchored of the North West Shelf in Australia. Wonder how much the anchoring fee is there? Or is it like Florida where they can tell you to move?
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Re: Biggest "ship" in the world

That's one big stinkpot. I bet the crew is drunk and it's the first boat they've owned.
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