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It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's... ....A supertanker. Imagine the biggest ship you have ever seen. Imagine again that it is now twice as big. Then we're getting up to supertanker size. The mastodons of the oceans carry oil from A to B, and that requires space on board. A lot of space. A [...]
Du ved garanteret, hvad en yoyo, en momo, og måske endda også hvad FOMO er. Men hvad med en RoRo? Nok ikke, vel? Det gør du sporenstregs. Om ikke andet har du med statsgaranti været afhængig af en RoRo før, hvis du er bilejer, har taget linje 5C til Nørreport, eller har proppet stationcaren med […]
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "clapping"? The deafening clamor and vigor of a clap cake at a children's birthday party? Or maybe the flaps we have on our hearts to stop the blood from flowing the wrong way? Both of these possible associations have something to do with the word "flap", and you don't want to [...].
Knots are the preferred measure of speed at sea and are used synonymously with nautical miles. So if you hear a captain exclaim that his ship is doing five knots, it means that it is traveling at five nautical miles per hour. One nautical mile/knot equals 1.852 kilometers. It may sound silly to change the usual measure of kilometers from the second [...].
One of the most basic (and frustrating) things to learn first on board a ship is port/starboard, aka left and right. Basically, when the ship is moving forward and you look at it from behind, port is left and starboard is right. However, it is not that easy, as it is turned upside down when the ship is going backwards; [...].