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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:UNIVERSAL LEADERAdded:Dec 16, 2018
Captured:December 14, 2018IMO:9837597Hits:559
Location:Okpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Crude Oil Tankers
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New VLCC for Hyundai Merchant Marine ready to be delivered at Daewoo shipyard.
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IMO:9837597
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OM on Dec 19, 2018 19:21 (28 days ago)
Thank you all for answers, there is that to read and to think...)
Daniel Bérubé on Dec 18, 2018 19:52 (29 days ago)
OM: this vessel still carry some form of bulbous bow it is different. Like stretched in the vertical direction and more streamlined. It will suit a larger range of draft, fully loaded, ballast, etc
ChasB46 on Dec 18, 2018 19:12 (29 days ago)
Bulbous bow removal ... simply see here
https://www.marineinsight.com/naval-architecture/nose-jobs-for-ships-reasons-behind-retrofitting-bulbous-bow/ ....
and for the more technical
https://www.marineinsight.com/naval-architecture/nose-jobs-for-ships-reasons-behind-retrofitting-bulbous-bow/
OM on Dec 18, 2018 16:25 (29 days ago)
Still not understandable why refused from bulbs. For a minimum of 50 years this was considered an economy, now back to the old design of the front... Information on this issue not found. Explain please, who knows.
Thanks in advance.
OM on Dec 18, 2018 16:13 (29 days ago)
Thanks for the answers. Didn't think HMM wasn't part of Hyundai(HHI)...
lappino on Dec 18, 2018 00:36 (1 month ago)
It needs to be said that "Hyundai" (just like "Samsung") are pretty generic names; the former stands for "modernity", and the latter for "three stars".
I've seen a number of companies with those names (obviously unrelated to their big ... "lookalikes"), even if those names were written a bit differently, and with some additions, like Hyeondae this and Samseong that.

Anyway, Phil's comment sums it up nicely.

Cheers,

Vlad
Phil English on Dec 17, 2018 17:00 (1 month ago)
Because Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) are unrelated to shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and are free to order new ships where they choose.

Brgds
OM on Dec 17, 2018 16:33 (1 month ago)
Hi. Who can say why Hyundai placed an order at the shipyard Daewoo?
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