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Knock Nevis in the Dubai Drydocks
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Name: Knock Nevis
Status: FSO
General characteristics
Class and type: Petroleum tanker
Tonnage: 564,763
Displacement: 825,614 GLW[citation needed]
Length: 458.45 m (1,504.10 ft)
Size comparison of some of the longest ships. From top to bottom: Knock Nevis, Emma Mærsk, RMS Queen Mary 2, MS Berge Stahl, and USS Enterprise.
Size comparison of some of the longest ships. From top to bottom: Knock Nevis, Emma Mærsk, RMS Queen Mary 2, MS Berge Stahl, and USS Enterprise.

The Knock Nevis is a Norwegian owned supertanker, formerly known as Seawise Giant, Happy Giant, and Jahre Viking. It is 458.45 m (1,504 ft) in length and 68.9 m (226 ft) in width, making her the largest ship ever constructed (However, by gross tonnage measure, she is fifth, 236,710, behind the four Batillus class supertankers- 274,838-275,276 tons gross). It was built between 1979 and 1981, damaged during the Iran-Iraq War, and refloated in 1991, but is now used as an immobile offshore platform for the oil industry. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Knock_Nevis. ... Dubai Drydocks is an international and regional market, for ship repair, conversion, new building, oil rig repairs, offshore fabrication, afloat repairs and industrial services, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... Knock Nevis, the largest ship in the world. ... Image File history File links Bateaux_comparaison2. ... Image File history File links Bateaux_comparaison2. ... Emma Mærsk Size comparison of some of the longest ships. ... The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck, the Queen Consort of George V. At the time of her construction in 2003, the QM2 was the longest, widest and... The MS Berge Stahl is the largest bulk cargo ship in the world. ... Enterprise Logo The supercarrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is the worlds first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. ... A supertanker is an unofficial nickname that applies to a certain class of tanker ship built to transport very large quantities of liquids; in practice this typically refers to crude oil. ... This is a list of some of the worlds longest ships. ... The Batillus oil tanker at the end of its construction in Saint-Nazaire, being refueled by the Port-Vendres The biggest ships ever constructed were four supertankers built in France at the end of the seventies, having a 555. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Combatants  Iran Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Iraq Peoples Mujahedin of Iran Commanders Ruhollah Khomeini Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Ali Shamkhani Mostafa Chamran â€  Saddam Hussein Ali Hassan al-Majid Strength 305,000 soldiers 500,000 Pasdaran and Basij militia 900 tanks 1,000 armored vehicles 3,000 artillery pieces 470 aircraft... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Specifications

Knock Nevis has a deadweight of 564,763 tonnes and a summer displacement of 647,955 t when laden with nearly 650,000 m³ (4.1 million barrels) of petroleum. The ship has a draft of 24.6 m (81 feet) when fully loaded, which makes it impossible for the ship to navigate even the English Channel, let alone man-made canals at Suez and Panama. Tonnage is a measure of the size or cargo capacity of a ship. ... This article is about the metric tonne. ... Waterline refers to an imaginary line marking the level at which ship or boat floats in the water. ... BBL can refer to: an abbreviation for the Baltic Basketball League Bank Brussels Lambert, a Belgian bank, now merged into ING Group an abbreviation for a barrel, see Bbl an Internet acronym for Be Back Later an abbreviation for the Bird Banding Laboratory an abbreviation for the British Basketball League... Petro redirects here. ... The draft of a ships hull is the vertical distance from the bottom of the hull to the waterline. ... For the Thoroughbred racehorse of the same name, see English Channel (horse). ... For other uses, see Suez (disambiguation). ...


History

The supertanker was built at Sumitomo Heavy Industries's Oppama shipyard in Japan for a Greek owner who refused to take delivery of the vessel due to extensive vibration issues related to faulty gear design.[citation needed] Following an unsuccessful arbitration against the yard, the vessel was sold to Chinese interests.[citation needed] The unfinished ship was bought by a Hong Kong shipping magnate Tung Chao Yung (shipping line OOCL) who had the ship extended by several metres, thus increasing its load-carrying capacity and making it the largest ship ever built. The vessel was finally floated two years later and named Seawise Giant. This is a pun on the name of the owner, who abbreviates his name as C. Y. Tung (hence C.Y.'s Giant). Tung Chao Yung experienced significant financial difficulties as a result of the lengthening and was eventually supported through contacts with the government of the People's Republic of China. Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. ... City in Japan. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Fish ladder and shipyard in Grave, the Netherlands Construction hall of Schichau Seebeck Shipyard, Bremerhaven Gdynia Shipyard Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships. ... Look up vibration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In mechanics, a transmission or gearbox is the gear and/or hydraulic system that transmits mechanical power from a prime mover (which can be an engine or electric motor), to some form of useful output device. ... Arbitration is a legal technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts, wherein the parties to a dispute refer it to one or more persons (the arbitrators or arbitral tribunal), by whose decision (the award) they agree to be bound. ... Tung Chao Yung (董兆榮 better known as 董浩雲, pinyin: Dōng Hàoyún, born 18th of the eighth lunar month in 1912; died April 15, 1982), also known as C. Y. Tung, was a Chinese shipping magnate, the founder of the Orient Overseas Line (now Orient Overseas Container Line or OOCL). ... OOCL Shenzen, the first of twelve Worlds Largest SX-class Container Ships, 8063 TEU Capacity The Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is a Hong Kong-based containerized shipping and logistics service company. ... This is a list of some of the worlds largest ships in order of their length. ...


At first, the ship operated between the Middle East and the USA but from about 1986 it was used as a floating storage ship and transshipment terminal in Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. In May 1988, the ship was attacked and heavily damaged by bombs dropped from Iraqi jets while lying at the Iranian Hormuz terminal in the Strait of Hormuz.[citation needed] At the end of the Iran-Iraq War in late 1989, the wreck (which had by then been towed to Brunei) was bought by a Norwegian limited liability partnership ("KS-company") managed by Norman International. They had the wreck repaired by the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, and renamed Happy Giant. However in 1991, before the repairs were completed, the KS-company became managed by Norwegian shipping company Jørgen Jahre, and the vessel was delivered from Keppel Shipyard as the Jahre Viking. During the late 1990s, the majority of the KS-company was bought by Norwegian shipowner Fred Olsen through his company First Olsen Tankers. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ... Combatants  Iran Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Iraq Peoples Mujahedin of Iran Commanders Ruhollah Khomeini Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Ali Shamkhani Mostafa Chamran â€  Saddam Hussein Ali Hassan al-Majid Strength 305,000 soldiers 500,000 Pasdaran and Basij militia 900 tanks 1,000 armored vehicles 3,000 artillery pieces 470 aircraft... Historical map of the area (1892) Map Of Strait of Hormuz Satellite image The Strait of Hormuz (Arabic: ‎, Persian: ‎) is a narrow, strategically important stretch of ocean between the Gulf of Oman in the southeast and the Persian Gulf in the southwest. ... Combatants  Iran Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Iraq Peoples Mujahedin of Iran Commanders Ruhollah Khomeini Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Ali Shamkhani Mostafa Chamran â€  Saddam Hussein Ali Hassan al-Majid Strength 305,000 soldiers 500,000 Pasdaran and Basij militia 900 tanks 1,000 armored vehicles 3,000 artillery pieces 470 aircraft... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Fred Olsen or Fred. ... First Olsen Tankers Ltd AS is a shipping company owned by Ganger Rolf and Bonheur. ...


In March 2004, the ship was sent by its new owner, Fred Olsen Production (FOP), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Olsen Tankers, to the shipyard Dubai Drydocks to be refitted as a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO).[1] There, the ship was given its current name, Knock Nevis. The ship is now permanently moored in the Qatar Al Shaheen oil field in the Persian Gulf, operating as an FSO. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths • 08 Abu Abbas • 20 Queen Juliana • 28 Peter Ustinov • 30 Alistair Cooke More March 2004 deaths Ongoing events EU Enlargement Exploration of Mars: Rovers Haiti Rebellion Israeli-Palestinian conflict Occupation of Iraq Same-sex marriage in... Fred. ... Dubai Drydocks is an international and regional market, for ship repair, conversion, new building, oil rig repairs, offshore fabrication, afloat repairs and industrial services, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... A Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO) is, as its name suggests, a floating storage device, usually for oil. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... A Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO) is, as its name suggests, a floating storage device, usually for oil. ...


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External links

DNV or Det Norske Veritas is a Norwegian company established in 1864. ...

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