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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:UNIVERSAL VICTORAdded:Apr 20, 2019
Captured:April 20, 2019IMO:9837638Hits:1,467
Location:Okpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Ships under Construction
A new type of "budget VLCC" tanker, where "forward part is optional". :)

"Tandem launching" at Daewoo shipyard.
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Jim McQuarrie on Apr 22, 2019 14:20 (3 months ago)
Was working on New Drillship Ben Ocean Lancer at repair Quay alongside World Score
lappino on Apr 22, 2019 10:06 (3 months ago)
Jim, thanks for the info, there's a photo of "World Score" actually being built at Scott Lithgow here on

Now, however, I see that there is a difference between "building a ship in two halves" and what I am witnessing now going on at Daewoo: while they do build the aft half and launch it, after they put it back into the construction dock they just continue adding hull blocks, so there is no forward half waiting to be joined with her aft sister...

Frank, I will upload her side view so we can have a better look at the size of her funnel...


Frank Buckley on Apr 22, 2019 09:13 (3 months ago)
The funnel is bigger than the accommodation block !!!
Jim McQuarrie on Apr 22, 2019 08:42 (3 months ago)
Scott Lithgow Builds World Score and World Scholar !978
lappino on Apr 22, 2019 08:25 (3 months ago)
Well, sometimes I tend to post these rule defying photos... :)

Thanks for the good wishes, Jens, I hope you had a great Easter!


Jens Boldt on Apr 20, 2019 20:45 (3 months ago)
Full ships only please, see the site standards! :-))

Happy Easter Vlad.

lappino on Apr 20, 2019 07:24 (3 months ago)
I didn't know about that particular yard, but Uljanik in Croatia also used to build large OBO carriers in two halves about 50 years ago. The technology itself is well established, and was the result of constraints of the slipway or dry dock.

Here at Daewoo, the size of their "Dry dock No. 1" allows for the construction of two full-sized VLCCs side by side, plus two halves. The other dry dock has similar length, but is narrower, so it allows "one and a half" ship.


pieter melissen on Apr 20, 2019 06:27 (3 months ago)
I am sure you know that the NDSM yard in Amsterdam constructed VLCC's two halves 50 years ago...
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