Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Bridge De Noord


























































Lopend door het laatste stukje landelijk gebied die er in Ridderkerk nog is , ook Ridderkerk [net als zoveel gemeenten in Nederland] heeft zich schuldig gemaakt aan het dwangmatig vol bouwen van zijn polders , meestal zijn het troosteloze, fantasieloze half leeg staande industrieterreinen of met zogenaamde nieuwe park/bosachtig zogenaamde natuurgebieden, of de polder het niet waard is om aan te zien , lopend op de brug de Noord om wat scheepvaart e.d te spotten kom ik twee collega spotters tegen , en het leuke is , dat ze weten van het bestaan van mijn blog , ze vertelden mij dat ze de dag erop gingen spotten bij Van Lendt , achteraf moest ik wel lachen , kom ik daar met mijn digitale camera aan , wat zij in hun handen hadden zag er wel indrukwekkend uit , toch ben ik zelf niet ontevreden met het hier boven gemaakte resultaat , groet Ton



Friday, May 25, 2007

People





































Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Axebow Part two




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The Axe bow of the Norwegian Bourbon Orca is from an different order , but it also controls the difference in the speed and up/down moving of the boat on a high sea , the Bourbon Orca (Ulstein AX104) is the latest of the modern offshore oil and gas marine service vessels. Working under contract with Norsk Hydro, it is the result of the collaboration between BOURBON Offshore, the ship designer Ulstein Designer and ODIM, which specializes in marine automated systems.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Axebow Part one











Relatively small and fast vessels, such as patrol ships and fast crew suppliers, can have serious problems in heavy seas. The waves push the vessel up with such force that its nose clears the water before dropping back down onto the waves again. This can result in the crew becoming seasick or sustaining injuries and it can also damage the cargo and the structure of the vessel. Dr. LexKeuning of the Delft University of Technology experienced the dangers of these levels of vertical acceleration for himself in the early 1980s when he seriously injured his knee during trials with a high-speed vessel when the vessel fell back into the sea with a huge impact after a gigantic wave had lifted it out of the water. This incident caused him to dedicate a large part of his professional life to improving the sea-keeping behaviour of high-speed vessels. Keuning’s latest solution is the axe bow. A high, straight bow in the shape of the blade of an axe enables the vessel to cut through the waves and it therefore moves much more steadily. This allows the vessel to continue to operate at higher speeds whilst at sea. In February 2007 Keuning took his first trip on a vessel with an axe bow: "Everything’s right. In fact, the axe bow makes the trip even smoother than I had expected. Everyone on the vessel was very impressed. It’s also a relatively simple solution. Other solutions were complicated and therefore too expensive and too prone to problems or simply didn’t work. The Coastguard and offshore operators are very interested in this type of vessel”. The axe bow is primarily intended for relatively small high-speed vessels of between 30 and approximately 100 metres in length. Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has now delivered the first vessels with an axe bow: "Two 33-metre fast crew suppliers have already been delivered in Mexico and we recently also delivered a 35-metre fast crew supplier. Those ships are used for fast transport of crew and goods to drilling platforms," explains Jaap Gelling, who is Product Director High Speed & Naval Craft at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. Before the ships were first used the fear was that the axe bow would make the ship less manoeuvrable and that it would be more difficult to maintain course: “In practice, however, it is unbelievable how well the ships steer. The trial run with the 35-metre fast crew supplier took place in a period when there were a number of storms. Nevertheless, we were still able to carry out the endurance test (4 hours at the maximum speed of 29 knots) in chaotic seas at force 7 without any problems. The captain was very impressed with the ship and told us that the endurance test would have been completely impossible in such conditions with any other vessel of comparable dimensions and speed


Kort en bondig zou ik het houden , verhaaltje hierboven gaat over de axebow/bijlboeg die gebruikt wordt bij snelle en kleine patrol en crew vessels met een lengte van tussen de 30 en 100 meter zoals die gebouwd worden bij Damen Shipyards Gorinchem met het doel het voorkomen/verminderen van eventuele zeeziekte bij de bemanning en het beschermen van de lading , foto's en informatie komen weer van Mike Lommerde , mijn vliegende reporter . meer/more zie/see label Silni

Saturday, May 05, 2007

MY Sherakhan facelift of an Old Lady

















Sherakhan face-lift of an Old Lady build in 1966 for the Dutch Stichting Koninklijk Onderwijsfonds voor de Scheepvaart as the Ms Prinses Margriet and from 1992 till 2002 was her owner the Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentz , Terschelling and then sold to Unlimited Yacht Charter V.o.f , Maarssen go to Sjaak and Lilian for more photos.


In 2004 was ik voor wat laatste werkzaamheden in Werkendam daar lag de World is not Enough afgemeerd bij de Firma Hoogenboom , er lag nog een jacht naast , wat het precies was kon ik helaas niet zien , verbogen onder een beschermfolie , bij stom toeval kom ik op de site van Sjaak en Lilian terecht , tot mijn verbazing zie ik mij met een collega op de foto staan , maar dat terzijde, weet nu dat het de vroegere Prinses Margriet is van Stichting Koninklijk Onderwijsfonds voor de Scheepvaart gebouwd in 1966 en op 16 juli 2002 verkocht aan Unlimited Yacht Charter V.o.f. Maarssen voor ombouw tot cruiseschip in de Middellandse Zee en in April 2004 herdoopt in Sherakhan link

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

This could be Rotterdam or anywhere.......




This could be Rotterdam or anywhere Liverpool or Rome lyrics put under the film Port of Rotterdam made by Danny Cornellisen of www.portpictures.nl one of Hollands best Port/Harbours sites.