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On 1/14/2021 at 2:13 PM, chengkp75 said:

They have a template that they project on the ship, and they will likely fly in a "tiger team" from Indonesia (in this case just one or two) to paint the design.


It's not really a gash, just a severe inset of the hull plating.  The "strange" grid pattern that the original article mentions is the framing behind the hull plating.  Because the first two (from forward) frames are inset quite a bit, those will need to be cut out and inserted, and the sharpness of the crease is what requires the plating to be renewed.  Many times, a moderate or "gentle" dent that does not have a severe crease in it, they will leave the plating until the next scheduled drydock, and only replace any severely deformed frames, cutting the frame inserts to match the "new" curve of the hull plating.

Let me say once again how nice it is to have the perspective and wisdom of @chengkp75 on here. It's refreshing to have an actual expert who knows how these things work. Thank you!

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1 hour ago, fstuff1 said:


$200k for a new docking platform + installation in the harbor?


wow.. a full dock isnt cheap


First you have to get the environmental permit, then the US Army Corps of Engineers permit, and then you need to drive piles into the harbor floor and then install the dolphin on top of that.  A wharf (dock space along the shore) requires pounding corrugated steel sheet piles in and then back filling.

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10 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

Oops, forgot to inform the pilot that the lifeboats are wider than the ship at the waterline.  That actually looks like a bulk cargo loading/unloading arm, not a crane.


It won't be doing what it was anyway heh! :classic_ohmy::classic_laugh:


The ship also took a hit on the windscreen/railing. The first dent hurts the most.. :classic_blush:

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16 hours ago, FreestyleNovice said:



The before and after for anyone interested. :classic_smile:


Think it's funny you used the word "bump." 😉 (and yes, I know it's used to revive an old thread) 

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