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Thats a huge boat! Some of the cruise ships that make port in Seattle are HUGE! The freighters etc I see in Puget sound are nothing compared to them. Even tried to get rundown by the air craft carrier Abe Lincoln a few years ago, and that is small compared to some of the cruise ships in the sound!

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that is a scary sized ship. I know those very large supertankers took forever to come to a stop.. how long for one of these?

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You wonder just how much of a countries GDP will be tied up in one of these ships before long ... will it be that some day in the future if one of them goes down a country will automatically go into recession ?
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Having been alongside an 1100 foot one, they are "effing" huge.
The biggest ship I ever saw was entering in the Alantic 15 miles offshore NY Harbor was a Bergebulk owned ore carrier. I have never see something so wide again.

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Was talking to a tug captain a few days ago. Apparently the big ships have a minimum speed which if they go below they loose steerage. Something like 6 knots.
In our case Navarino maintained 3 knots in calm seas.

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You wonder just how much of a countries GDP will be tied up in one of these ships before long ... will it be that some day in the future if one of them goes down a country will automatically go into recession ?
some countries do not have enough GDP to fill a container.. so it is possible

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Can you imagine putting properly sized Masts & Sails of a clipper ship on one of those over sized floating warehouses? That would be something to seen. The seamen working the royals would have to have parachutes in case they fell off. the royal yardarm.
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Someone has WAY too much time on their hands.
Maybe the first page of Chapter 1 just says ... AIS ... and the rest of the book is blank so that you can take notes when you are sailing with AIS.

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