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Superships

Country: Britain
Added: 2006
Category: Engineering
Abstract: Today, modernized ships undertake all kinds of tasks in global commercial shipping, which is closely bound up with human life. "Superships" will unveil the ships that are equipped with the most advanced technology. From ferry to oil tanker, they are the most unique and toughest ships that humans have ever built. These breathtaking and most unusual ships will launch you on an exciting voyage on the seven seas. That's right! They are the "Superships"!

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    Superships — The Royal Clipper

    This is the largest sailing vessel in the world — Royal Clipper, a five masted square rigger recalling the glory days of the magnificent clipper ships. Built in the year 2000 at a cost of sixty million dollars, Royal Clipper will safely cross any ocean in any weather. But this amazing supership has a few surprises never before seen on a sailing vessel.
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    Superships — Super Servants

    These are the Super Servants — a pair of giant yacht transport vessels, carrying a multi-million-dollar cargo of pleasure boats strapped on their backs challenging the world's meanest waters. The mission of these superships is to deliver some very expensive toys to some very exotic playgrounds. Thanks to the Super Servants some people can effortlessly expand their horizons to almost anywhere on earth.
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    Superships — Mighty Servant 1

    You'll find this huge structure in the Guinness Book of Records, because it's the world's largest floating oil production unit. To transport it 13,000 nautical miles from the Hyndai dockyards of South Korea, to the oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico, will require the services of another record holder, the largest and most powerful heavy lift vessel in the world, the only vessel capable of loading and carrying this enormous structure on its deck — the monster supership Mighty Servant I.
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    Superships — American Queen

    The American Queen is a modernday steamboat with her heart firmly planted in the past. 150 years after the heyday of the Mississippi River steamboats, the American Queen offers her passengers a truly unique view of the world, a view that once fired the imagination of Mark Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn as he piloted steamboats along America's historic inland waterways. This supership also has a place in the Guinnes Book of World Records as the world's largest paddlewheel steamboat.
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    Superships — Atlantic Guardian

    The Atlantic Guardian is a repair truck — a 3,200-ton supership guarding the wired world we live in, and we can not live without it. These are the cable guys of the Atlantic Ocean on a mission to perform micro-surgery on a shark bite in the fibre-optic network that links the continents. The work of the Atlantic Guardian will go on — in fair weather and foul, near-shore and above the ocean's deepest chasms.
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    Superships — Kilo Moana

    Kilo Moana is one the world's most advanced scientific research ships built in 2002. She's 57 metres long and half of that distance in width. She's a floating laboratory and a stable workbench for experiments that are probing the future of our oceans, our climate and our own survival. Everything about the Kilo Moana has been designed with scientific research as the top priority. Her Mission is to investigate what is happening to the world's climate and why.
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    Superships — Shanghai Express

    In the centuries old history of trade with the Far East — nothing compares to the goods-packing, cargo-stacking ability of the Shanghai Express. Longer than three city blocks, with a stack of containers the height of a 15-story apartment building, capable of speeds exceeding 50 kilometres an hour, you could easily water-ski behind the Shanghai Express.
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    Superships — Vasco da Gama

    The mega dredger Vasco da Gama is the world's largest trailing hopper suction dredger — a vessel that can literally move mountains of sand, clay and gravel. In countries where oceanfront land is in short supply, people are searching for it in a very strange place — deep beneath the sea. An armada of ocean bottom dredgers is sucking up millions of cubic metres of sand to create airports, housing sites and container terminals.
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    Superships — Hellespont Fairfax

    At the Daewoo shipyard in South Korea, workers are racing to finish one of the biggest ships in world history. It will dwarf an aircraft carrier. It carries enough crude oil on a single voyage to top up the gas tank of every car in Canada and cost nearly one hundred million dollars to complete. The Hellespont Fairfax will be a wonder on the high seas of the world.
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    Superships — The Top Ten Superships

    We are counting down the ten most amazing superships on the ocean today — the most unique, toughest vessels human beings can construct, from super-sized ferries and mighty tankers, to the most radical ship design in 6,000 years. Each one has been created, engineered and constructed for a specific job. You will see the most incredible vessels that sail and work on the seven seas.
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    Superships — Freeway on the Seaway

    In Atlantic Canada, there's an incredible new catamaran passenger ship that turns the seaway into a freeway. It's called the CAT — the fastest car ferry in North America cruising at speeds that can reach 90 kilometres an hour. Inside, it looks and feels like a jet aircraft, but this jet has a 250-car garage and a casino. Someday superships like this might carry you and your car all the way to Europe.
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    Superships — Eirik Raude

    The Eirik Raude, named after the Viking explorer Eirik, is a colossus of the offshore oil patch — the biggest semi-submersible oil drilling vessel in the world. It doesn't look much like a ship, but this vessel was built to sail out to the oil and gas reserves of the freezing North Atlantic and drill in waters more than three kilometres deep. It's a floating city on stilts with 120 men and women on board.
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    Superships — The Ferry Ulysses

    Named for an Irish literary epic, the super ferry Ulysses itself is a masterpiece. The Irish sea had never seen anything like it — a floating city with 2,000 population and hundreds of cars and giant tractor trailers stacked below its decks. Four times a day Ulysses crosses between Ireland and Wales. But when the gales of winter blow across this ancient and dangerous trade route, then comes the true test of the largest capacity car ferry in the world.