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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:AMADAdded:Jan 27, 2018
Captured:January 27, 2018IMO:9783693Hits:2,029
Location:Mokpo, Mogpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Ships Under Construction
When the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) heard rumors about OPEC halving the production of crude oil, they rushed this very particular tanker design... :)

HYUNDAI SAMHO S851 VLCC for Bahri, name kindly provided by Vladimir.
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Bob Scott on Jan 28, 2018 17:13 (10 months ago)
While there is little doubt that the double-bottom and double-skin sides have been made watertight, it very much looks from the photo that the water is in fact lapping into the foremost cargo tank but probably not enough to cause any great (stability) problems. This is a very good picture of how a tanker is constructed.
lappino on Jan 28, 2018 14:19 (10 months ago)
A bit of explanation of this scene: after being constructed in a dry dock, the aft half of this VLCC was made (temporarily) watertight to allow the launching of a LNG tanker under construction in the same dock. Not long after this photo was taken, she went back into the dock to continue the process of her construction. Her fore part is still made of many smaller blocks - there is no complete fore part yet. If there was one, then the two parts could have been joined in the dry dock, or afloat, by arranging a cofferdam around the joint area.


Bob Scott on Jan 28, 2018 12:50 (10 months ago)
Nowhere near as expensive as the paint they use to coat the (whole) tanks in chemical tankers
MattyBoy on Jan 28, 2018 12:08 (10 months ago)
Expensive paint then Bob
Bob Scott on Jan 27, 2018 23:59 (10 months ago)
Mattyboy: Wash down with fresh water then, on a crude oil carrier, coat the bottom and a few metres up the sides with, usually, coal tar epoxy paint
lappino on Jan 27, 2018 21:38 (10 months ago)
Thank you Vladimir for your comments and her name - the sun was in my way to see it marked on her stern.

As for the salt water, they will wash all the surfaces with fresh water first, before commencing coating ...


MattyBoy on Jan 27, 2018 20:28 (10 months ago)
How do they treat the inside of the tank once it's been immersed in saltwater?
Vladimir on Jan 27, 2018 17:18 (10 months ago)
S851 Amad 9783693 08-May-18 (expected Day of delivery) Best Regards. Vlad
Vladimir on Jan 27, 2018 10:55 (10 months ago)
Thanks for photo and good comment)!Best Regards. Vlad
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