SM GEMINI 1 - IMO 9841586
|Last known position:|
|5°56’14.56” S, 105°46’29.81” E|
|Speed, course (heading):|
|10.7kts, 48° (51°)|
|Arrival:||13th Aug 2020|
|6 days 23 hours ago|
|Source:||AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)|
|2018 August 20th, 01:30:33 UTC||Id Gresik|
|2018 August 2nd, 11:30:00 UTC||Pebgc|
|2018 July 8th, 15:30:14 UTC||Sin Pebgc|
|2018 June 27th, 13:00:53 UTC||Sin Pgbg|
|2018 May 16th, 03:30:53 UTC||Sin East Opl|
|2018 March 29th, 07:30:46 UTC||Singapore|
|2017 October 4th, 13:45:34 UTC||Cartagena|
|2017 April 30th, 12:00:30 UTC||Mumbai|
|2017 April 30th, 00:30:34 UTC||Mumbai|
|2017 April 15th, 00:30:31 UTC||Opl Valletta||
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Yes, Roy, after I posted my comment, I saw that the "pinch" was above the loaded waterline, but anyway, it shapes the bow wave, and therefore the flow around the hull. And, as I have seen, all new large oil or bulk cargo ships built at Hyundai now have this "feature"...
Your explanation makes sense, however should the "pinch", as you say it, not be lower then. It seems well above the the loaded draft line. Now it seems rather of no use, besides being indeed very ugly, at least under this angle.
Butt ugly !!! as our american friends would say. |
Thanks all for your comments. Freaky or not, this is the shape of things to come.
Csaba, bulkers are known for having blunt bow shape; "pinching" their bow around fully loaded draft line maybe has something to do with improving the flow around the bow, imho.
Nowadays,there are not ships! Simply,oceangoing barges!!! |
What is the purpose of this kind of design? |
Thanks for your comment, David. This "pinched nose" upper bow design feature can be seen on all VLCC tankers or capesize bulkers built at Hyundai these days...
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Strange upper bow, like it has been squeezed in when soft. |
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