Longest Ship in the World
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Longest Ship in the World

December 4, 2019

Not too long ago a ship longer than them all
roamed the seas but doesn’t exist anymore. On this episode we bring you the longest ship
in the world. Ordered in 1974 and delivered in 1979 by Sumitomo
Heavy Industries at the Oppama shipyard in Yokosuka Japan, this giant red ship was born. Ironically this vessel remained unnamed for
much time and was only referred to it’s hull number 1016. The greek owner refused to take delivery after
massive vibration problems arose when the reverse engines were fired up. The shipyard instead sold the ship to Hong
Kong shipping container overlord C.Y. Tung. C.Y. Tung wanted the ship to be even bigger so
it was lengthened by several meters and delivered at a length of 1504 feet or 458 meters. This ship is so long that it’s taller than
most of the buildings in the world. For perspective it’s just barely shorter
than Taipei 101 this building here. The ship finally got a new being the Seawise
Giant a pun on the owner’s name C.Y.’s Giant. Within the ship are 46 tanks, a deck space
of 339, 500 sq feet or 31, 500 sq meters, a rudder weighing 230 tons and propeller that
was 50 tons. Fully loaded this was the heaviest ship ever
loaded at 657,000 metric tons yet still being able to max out with a top speed of 16 knots
or 18 mph or 30 km/h. It had a laden draft or the distance to from
the waterline to the bottom of the ship of 81 feet or 24.6 meters. Capable of navigating the english channel,
suez canal and the panama canal, the seawise giant, believe it or not this ship was sunk
during the Iraq War. Parachute bombs ignited a massive fire and
it sunk in shallow waters off the coast. Surprisingly enough though the ship was salvaged
and restored back to working order in 1991 when I received the new name Happy giant. Soon after it was bought for 39 million by
Jorgen Jahre a Norwegian dude with a lot of money. Once again the ship that once had no name
now receive yet again a new name being the Jahre Viking. It held this name up until 2004 when it was
sold to some other rich oil tycoons who called it Knock Nevis. In the final days of service the Knock Nevis
was used as a floating storage and offloading unit off the coast of Qatar in the Persian
Gulf. Sold off to Indian ship breakers, the final
voyage was in December 2009 where Mont as it was called for this final journey was beached
on the shore at the town of Alang, on the western shores of India. The dismantling of ships is a massive topic
a highly controversial one in itself which I’ll be diving into on another video. While fascinating I feel it’s a good thing
that new larger oil ships aren’t being created as it’s a sign that innovation and building
efforts are going towards new green technology. What do you think, share your thoughts down
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  • Reply Damarys Dingui December 24, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Maybe it would take almost an hour to walk one way to the other side of that long ship..
    Nice video.. Thanks for sharing..🌺

  • Reply Skull_ Moose December 24, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Loooooooooooooooooong ⛴

  • Reply Peter Jijo December 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I worked in that ship

  • Reply Scoopto Matic January 5, 2019 at 2:26 pm


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