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Dak Man
28th Nov 2013, 15:14
Not quite sure if I think this is :yuk: or :ok:

The incredible mile-long floating CITY - complete with schools, a hospital, parks and an airport for its 50,000 residents | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2514936/The-incredible-mile-long-floating-CITY--complete-schools-hospital-parks-airport-50-000-residents.html#video)

28th Nov 2013, 15:36
Let's see...

No ATC tower - hard to land aircraft without one.
Pilots would all have to be rated for carrier landings and take-offs. Not likely.
Huge "sail" effect would ensure collisions or groundings.
Not able to do Panama or Suez Canals and I'm not sure anyone would like Cape Horn in it.
Very hard to maintain and provision if always at sea.

One the plus side it would remove over-wealthy pretentious idiots from mainstream society.

28th Nov 2013, 15:44
As the above poster says, that is seriously going to catch the wind.

And I can't see it going round either "Cape" in it.

Fred Elliot
28th Nov 2013, 16:01
Outstanding!!! It's got a load of Dash8 Q400s, so maybe I won't be redundant, after all!

28th Nov 2013, 16:05
Aaaaahhhhh, but can you land on a moving and pitching runway ;)

Safely !!!

West Coast
28th Nov 2013, 16:07
I've not noticed it was any harder to land at an airport without a control tower.

tony draper
28th Nov 2013, 16:18
Pig ugly bastard is a offense to the eye like most new ships,I suppose the super rich are going to need summat like that thing to run too when the shit hits the fan.

Airey Belvoir
28th Nov 2013, 16:24
...and all in the capable hands of Captain Francesco Schettino. Oy Vey!!!!

28th Nov 2013, 16:30
" ...and all in the capable hands of Captain Francesco Schettino. Oy Vey!!!!"

Is that the ship or some part of a womans anatomy ? ;)

28th Nov 2013, 17:01
What a wonderful target.

28th Nov 2013, 17:09

I like your way of thinking :ok:

Needed a good laugh this morning !

28th Nov 2013, 19:01
.....what WILL they do with all the sh1t??

The Ancient Mariner

Dak Man
28th Nov 2013, 19:09
....parks & gardens department.......

28th Nov 2013, 19:11
These utopian 'projects' always seem to forget about real life and it's effects on sterile architectural/design studio dreams. This daring project seems to forget about wind, and I'm not referring to the sail effect but rather that it's almost always windy at sea, even just offshore. How do they think that they could protect the thousand of balconies/gardens/parks/outside areas from said wind ?

Wasn't there a large cruise ship built about 10 years ago that is made up of private houses and apartments and which sails around the world following the seasons and events ? I wonder how that got on, you never seem to hear of it anymore.


28th Nov 2013, 19:21
Perhaps you mean this?
Our Home - Live Aboard The World, Available Residences, Cruise Ship Apartments (http://aboardtheworld.com/reside)
It's entertaining to note that the new UK Residence Rules take note of whether one spends more time in any ONE country than in the UK. The presumption is, of course, that flitting around the world on a yacht does not count as a ticker box in establishing bona fides as a non resident.
It's enough to give one gout!

tony draper
28th Nov 2013, 19:53
Add bars all round the outboard superstructure anchor it off the North of Scotland somewhere make a spiffing prison ship.

28th Nov 2013, 20:00

Strange to say, my thoughts exactly!

Ancient Mariner
28th Nov 2013, 20:01
The Freedom Ship is old hat, first introduced in the late 90'ies. Taking bunkers and provisions while at anchor is nothing new and hogging/sagging is probably not a problem, the ship will flex. Even on a modest 150.000 dwt vessel you could see the waves flowing along the weatherdeck.
Will the Freedom Ship happen? I think not.

tony draper
28th Nov 2013, 20:06
Dunno from what slipway they would launch her or into what river.:uhoh:

Super VC-10
28th Nov 2013, 20:22
Re residency - all ships are considered to be the soil of whatever country they are flagged to. In the case of The World that would be the Bahamas.

28th Nov 2013, 20:23
"....parks & gardens department......."

Only so much crap and urea a garden can take !!!

28th Nov 2013, 20:24

How much repetitive hogging and sagging can such a ship take before metal fatigue needs to be considered?

Super VC-10
28th Nov 2013, 20:27
Uri Geller would be the best person to ask that. :ok:

Windy Militant
28th Nov 2013, 20:48
Does the phrase B-Ark come to anyone else's mind. :hmm:

28th Nov 2013, 21:27
I'm not sure about the amount of provision for telephone sanitizers.

Ancient Mariner
28th Nov 2013, 21:53
radeng, I've no idea. They build them, I run them. Or used to, actually.
Like in aviation one must trust "they", the certifying authorities and the classification societies.

28th Nov 2013, 22:43
After seeing this, Clive Palmer's Titanic 2 seems like a great idea all of a sudden.

It has an art gallery. I'm sold. :rolleyes:

28th Nov 2013, 22:59
It's a tax dodge for the nouveau riche. I doubt occupancy will be over 30%, as that's not the point.

29th Nov 2013, 00:36
Might make a nice prison ship, fill it with those we no longer want to share a beer with, give them the recipe for Navy cake and let them sail into the sunset.

29th Nov 2013, 00:52
There must be living quarters for all the maintenance workers, so that makes 2 suburbs on that floating piece of sh!t. They will probably need a road that the rich never cross too to make them and their investment feel even more important.

And it would need to be driven with the ghetto end downwind.

Segregation already and it hasn't even been built.

29th Nov 2013, 09:38
I just love the way those yachts are sailing, in all directions and with full sails, in the lee of the biggest wind break ever seen. Has the designer ever been to sea?

Solid Rust Twotter
30th Nov 2013, 08:35
A target like that must have the Somalis touching themselves in their special place and dribbling slightly just thinking about it.