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  Cargo ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes.
Famous cargo ships would include the liberty ships of World War II, which were prefabricated all over the USA and then assembled by the coast in an average of 6 weeks and as little as 4 days.
Cargo ships are categorized partly by their capacity and partly by their dimensions (often with reference to the various canals and canal locks through which they can travel).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cargo_ship   (738 words)

 Ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One can measure ships in terms of overall length, length of the waterline, beam (breadth), depth (distance between the crown of the weather deck and the top of the keelson), draft (distance between the highest waterline and the bottom of the ship) and tonnage.
Before mechanisation, merchant ships always used sail, but as long as naval warfare depended on ships closing to ram or to fight hand-to-hand, galleys dominated in marine conflicts because of their maneuverability and speed.
A few ships have used nuclear reactors, but this is not a separate form of propulsion; the reactor heats steam to drive the turbines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ship   (2487 words)

 Cargo Ship
The ship's design was also provided to most of the other factions through Morgan Industries and while only the drydocks belonging to the Nautilus Pirates and Morgan Industries are building the cargo ships, a number of the ships have been sold to any faction that wanted one.
By the current day, the cargo ships have become the backbone of inter-faction trade on Chiron and while the Nautilus Pirates and Morgan Industries have the largest fleet of cargo ships on Chiron, most of the other factions have at least one ship flying under their own flag.
While designed primarily for commercial cargo transportation, there is nothing that prevents these ships from carrying military equipment and in fact, the University of Planet used a fleet of these ships to transport and support their army during their war against the Cybernetic Consciousness.
homepage.mac.com /cheethorne/alphacentauri/humancargoship.htm   (1684 words)

 The Cargo Ship
The front of the ship is the bows, the rear the stern.
Ships today seem to carry most of their cargo in containers on deck, which must affect their stability; it would be nice to know how this is managed.
A cargo ship generally proceeds at a constant full speed, about 80% of the full horsepower available, when at sea, and is most efficient at this speed.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/tech/fluids/cargo.htm   (1092 words)

 Sealift -- Cargo ship ‘sinks’ to load U.S. Army cargo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The cargo deck of MV American Cormorant, a heavy-lift, float-on/float-off ship chartered by Military Sealift Command, sits submerged 15 feet below the waterline, waiting for the heavy U.S. Army cargo it was hired to move to be ‘floated’ on board.
The ship’s guideposts are visible between the stern and forward sections of the ship.
Another ship of this type, MV Blue Marlin, was chartered by MSC in late 2000 to return the damaged guided missile destroyer USS Cole to the United States for repairs after she suffered a terrorist attack in Yemen.
www.msc.navy.mil /sealift/2004/December/sinks.htm   (1015 words)

 Unveiled: The Clean Queen Of The Sea
The wave energy is harnessed by 12 dolphin-like fins on the ship's hull, while sun and wind energy is collected by three giant, rigid, fin-like sails covered in solar panels.
The ship is called the E/S Orcelle after the orcelle dolphin - the French word for the Irrawaddy dolphin, one of the world's most critically endangered species.
Nils Dyvik, the company's chief executive, said that a ship with some of the Orcelle's "environmentally friendly characteristics" could be launched within five years, but said that the "complete version" might not be crossing the oceans until 2025.
www.rense.com /general63/sea.htm   (570 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Fire rages on Japan cargo ship
A fire is raging onboard a cargo ship carrying almost 4,000 cars and thousands of gallons of fuel oil off the coast of Japan.
A helicopter and three patrol ships are monitoring fuel oil which is leaking from the ship.
The ship was carrying 3,689 vehicles and 1,300,000 litres (338,000 gallons) of fuel oil when it set off for Jamaica.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2514087.stm   (268 words)

 CNN - Fire burns through cargo ship after collision with cruise liner - August 24, 1999
Firefighters boarded the cargo ship, the Ever Decent, attempting to douse the flames, which were still raging in 15 containers as of 9 p.m.
The ship's bow and bridge were badly damaged, and it carried three containers that fell from the cargo ship onto its deck.
The ship was seven hours from the end of a 12-day cruise at the time of the accident.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9908/24/ships.collision.05   (663 words)

 Progress cargo ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Unlike Soyuz, the cargo ship was inseparable during its entire flight and upon conclusion of its supply mission to the station would be directed into the atmosphere to burn up.
The cargo ship is scheduled to dock with the ISS on February 4, 17:50 Moscow Time.
Russian cargo ship is heading to the International Space Station, ISS, carrying critically needed food rations among 2.5 tons of supplies.
www.russianspaceweb.com /progress.html   (3301 words)

 U.S. nuclear-powered submarine collides with cargo ship in Gulf - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
A nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine collided with a Turkish cargo ship in the Persian Gulf early Monday, the U.S. Navy reported.
Nobody was injured and both ships appeared to suffer only superficial damage, said the spokesman for the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet, Cmdr. Jeffrey Breslau.
An initial inspection found the cargo vessel to be seaworthy.
www.boston.com /news/local/connecticut/articles/2005/09/05/us_nuclear_powered_submarine_collides_with_cargo_ship_in_gulf   (410 words)

 Viking Ships: The Knarr by Jim Cornish
Typical of all Viking ships, the knarr had one mast with one square wool or linen sail.
Crewmen were needed to steer the ship, furl and unfurl the sails, watch for shoals and row.
Instead, the water collected in the bottom of the ship and had to be constantly bailed out to keep it from sinking.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/v_knarr.htm   (519 words)

 Cargo Ship Leaking Chemical Off S. Africa Also Carrying Uranium
JOHANNESBURG -- A U.S.-flagged cargo ship blown aground off Cape Town this week is carrying 56 tons of unprocessed uranium bound for the United States and is leaking a flammable chemical, industry officials admitted Friday.
Environmentalists said Friday that the stranded Sealand Express poses no great environmental risk at the moment, but they were concerned that the ship's cargo had not yet been fully disclosed and that a cold front expected to move in Saturday could bring new storms that might cause breaches in the vessel.
At least two ships a year run aground in the area, they said, and cargo ships of much more highly radioactive waste--spent nuclear fuel traveling from Europe to Japan for disposal--regularly pass south of Cape Town.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0823-01.htm   (768 words)

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Ship Name: BALSA 56 Ship Type: General Dry Cargo Ship IMO Number: 9136888 Flag: Panama Date Detained: 05/27/2004 Class Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Port: New Orleans, Louisiana Company(s): Owners, Operators or Managers Hiong Guan Navigation Co,.
Ship Name: LAVRENTIS Ship Type: General Dry Cargo Ship IMO Number: 7402570 Flag: Panama Date Detained: 05/07/2003 Class Society: Panama Maritime Documentation Service Port: Miami, Florida Company(s): Owners, Operators or Managers Shipping Transportation Consultants Deficiencies: Code - Category Description 0950 - Electric equipment in general Cover was missing to the back ot the main switchboard.
Ship Name: MARIANNE Ship Type: General Dry Cargo Ship IMO Number: 8613451 Flag: Panama Date Detained: 12/10/2003 Class Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Port: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Company(s): Owners, Operators or Managers M.H. Maritima S.A. Honma Senpaku Co. Ltd.
www.uscg.mil /HQ/G-M/PSCWEB/month-det/1yrMay04.doc   (12413 words)

 Cargo Ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Although most cargo vessels are unarmed, the Cardassians chose to equip this ship with a single light disrupter cannon in order to defend against low intensity threats such as mercenaries and raiders.
To date the most notable achievement of the cargo ship has been the capture of a Klingon bird of prey by the Groumall, under the command of Gul Dukat.
The cargo ship is now out of production, and although many were destroyed during the war over two hundred remain in service and it is likely to be a common sight until well into the next century.
webpages.charter.net /fsfveqlargh/maQmIgh-B/orgs/Alpha/cardassian/cargoship.html   (319 words)

 Articles - Ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
* Port - the side of the ship which lies to the left when an observer within the ship faces forward.
* Draft - The vertical distance from the current waterline to the lowest point of the ship or in the part of the ship under consideration.
* Gunwale - Formerly a fabricated band placed for strengthening around the ship at the main or upper deck level to accommodate the stresses imposed by the use of artillery.
www.foreverd.com /articles/Ship   (2494 words)

 CNN.com - Crew trapped in capsized ship - Jan. 20, 2004
Rescuers have pulled 12 people to safety after a cargo ship has capsized off the coast of Norway and are hoping to save 16 others who might be trapped inside the overturned hull.
Fifteen to 20 ships had surrounded the vessel, and rescuers were trying to enlarge a hole cut in the hull, but progress was slowed by the need to ensure no one inside was hurt.
A crane on the deck of the ship was catching on the ocean floor, hindering efforts to move the ship to shallow waters, he said.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/01/19/norway.ship   (344 words)

 Air pollution from cargo ships stirs growing concern
For every day it's in the harbor, the ship's smokestacks may be spewing as much nitrogen oxide into the city's air as 12,500 cars, as much as an oil refinery.
Ships sailing into Los Angeles are asked to slow to about 14 mph within 20 miles of the city's harbor, a move that has cut nitrogen oxide pollution from ships there by 1 ton a day, said James Corbett a maritime professor at the University of Delaware.
Hinchliffe said port-area emission figures are generally derived by applying air-emission factors to ship movements, by type of ship, a technique he said, that may not reflect a ship's movements in a harbor.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/157322_portpollute20.html   (1512 words)

 Syrian cargo ship from Egypt sinks off Israel coast -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Turkish cargo vessel travelling along the busy sea-lane 64km off the Israeli coast was able to rescue three crewmen on board the ship.
Officials added that both ships were 56 kilometres west of the northern Israeli coastal city of Nahariya at the time, the army said.
According to the three crewmen who were rescued from the ship, the vessel sailed from Egypt heading to Syria with a cargo of cement and four other crewmen on board.
www.aljazeera.com /cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=8091   (585 words)

 USATODAY.com - Russian cargo ship docks at space station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The ship docked automatically, Lyndyn said, unlike the previous Progress docking in June during which Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev had to manually steer the craft.
The spacecraft are guided by autopilot on their approach to the station and during docking, but the crew is trained to operate them manually in case of computer or communications problems.
Russia's Progress cargo ships and Soyuz crew capsules were the only link to the space station following the grounding of the U.S. shuttle fleet after the Columbia shuttle disaster in February 2003 that killed all seven astronauts aboard.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-09-10-russia-space-cargo_x.htm?csp=34   (369 words)

 RIA Novosti - Science & Technologies - Progress cargo ship starts independent flight to ISS
The cargo ship will deliver food supplies, fire-extinguishing and medical equipment, fresh clothing and means of personal hygiene to the ISS.
Docking of the cargo ship with the ISS in automatic regime is scheduled for Sunday, June 19, at 04:40, Moscow time.
Yesterday, experts from the Russian MCC successfully undocked a Progress M-52 cargo ship, which exhausted its resource, from the ISS and drowned it in the Pacific Ocean.
en.rian.ru /science/20050617/40537120.html   (263 words)

 USATODAY.com - Russia cargo ship docks with space station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the international space station early Sunday in a manually controlled maneuver after a communications problem switched off the autopilot system, Russian Mission Control said.
Russian Soyuz crew capsules and Progress cargo ships have been the only link to the space station since the U.S. shuttle fleet was grounded after the Columbia shuttle burned up as it returned to Earth in February 2003, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who is on the station with U.S. crewmate John Phillips, manually steered the cargo ship into a smooth embrace with the station after the autopilot system failed minutes before the docking, Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin said.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/space/2005-06-20-space-station_x.htm?csp=15   (487 words)

 NASA - Progress Cargo Craft Arrives at Space Station
Among the spacecraft’s 4,631 pounds of cargo are 386 pounds of propellant, 242 pounds of oxygen and air, and 1,071 pounds of water.
Equipment aboard the new Progress includes cameras and lenses to be used to photograph thermal protection tiles of the Space Shuttle Discovery as the return to flight mission approaches the Station, and a new heat exchanger for the U.S Quest airlock which should allow resumption of U.S. spacewalks from the orbiting laboratory.
The Progress 16 cargo ship, which had been at the Station since Christmas Day, was undocked on Sunday, clearing the aft port of Zvezda for the new Progress.
www.nasa.gov /vision/space/workinginspace/ISS_Progress_17.html   (362 words)

 Spaceflight Now | STS-98 Mission Report | Russian cargo ship redocks to international space station
The Progress M1-4 cargo craft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Nov. 16 and docked with the Zarya module's Earth-facing, or nadir, port two days later.
During the cargo ship's initial approach Nov. 18, its KURS automatic guidance system malfunctioned and Gidzenko was forced to take over manual control using the so-called TORU system to remotely guide the craft to a safe docking.
A time-lapse movie shows the Progress M1-4 cargo ship during its final approach and docking to the international space station.
www.spaceflightnow.com /station/stage5a/001226redock   (876 words)

 Cargo Ship "Marathon"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
I quickly realized that I didn't know enough about ships in general, and ship building in particular, to proceed with a model that would be over a foot long.
Most of the ship is scratch built, with the exception of two masts, the cowl vents, J vents, anchors, searchlights, bollards and bits, lifeboats and davits.
I was going to print up some decals with the ship name on it, but decided to just add some slight rust stains and a couple of Preiser 1/350 scale sailors.
frank.bol.ucla.edu /CSMarathon.html   (488 words)

 Universe Today - Cargo Ship Ready for Liftoff with Station Supplies
One important piece of cargo is a new digital camera that the station crew will use to inspect the space shuttle for damage when it docks.
The crew members aboard the International Space Station are winding down a week that saw them preparing for the arrival of a new cargo spacecraft and helping achieve a milestone in Station robotics operations, which has the potential for long-term exploration applications.
Among the other key U.S. items being carried to the Station on the supply ship is a new heat exchanger device for the cooling of U.S. spacesuits in the Quest Airlock.
www.universetoday.com /am/publish/progress_17_ready.html   (975 words)

 Schumacher Cargo Relocation Experts
Specializing in international cargo shipping since 1977, your cargo and household goods receive the best care at Schumacher Cargo Lines.
You can be confident that your goods will arrive at their destinations in the same condition you handed them over to us.
Thus, whether you need to ship an automobile, a boat or yacht, household goods or general cargo, you will be comfortable knowing that Schumacher will take care of all details in getting your goods to their destination.
www.schumachercargo.com   (402 words)

 Life on board a Cargo Ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The purpose of this Web page is to give you a sampling of some of the aspects of Life on a Cargo Ship.
Your task now is compare a sailors life on board one of these vessels to a sailors life on board a modern tanker or cargo ship.
While exploring this sampler on Life on board a Cargo Ship, we hope you've had fun, learned, and most importantly connected with some part of this topic.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/samlifeonky.html   (337 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - US submarine collides with cargo ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
A nuclear-powered US Navy submarine has collided with a Turkish cargo ship in the Arabian Gulf.
Nobody was injured and both ships appeared to suffer only superficial damage from the early Monday morning accident, according to a spokesman for the US Navy 5th Fleet, Commander Jeffrey Breslau.
The submarine's nuclear-powered propulsion plant was not damaged in the crash, according to the navy.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/764D98F1-DC77-4C4B-B67E-845B21ED1CC6.htm   (295 words)

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