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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 06:56
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Oil tanker "Kirki" that lost its bow off the West Australian coast.


Read a book many years ago about the safety aspects of VLCC, and the author (qualified Captain) was of the opinion that one of the chief problems was that the bridge crew were too far removed from what was happening at the bow, the impact the sea was having, and the stress that the ship is enduring ie you may need to slow down. The largest ULCC is 1,503 feet in length. Not helped by tight scheduling practices. Had much to say about design also ie only one engine for propulsion.
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