In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
After taking hundreds of firefighters to combat the blaze, the damage was found was so severe that repairing the 22-year-old ship was simply impractical ... The decision followed doubts voiced at the time of the fire by chief of naval operations AdmiralMike Gilday, who was unsure if it would be cost-efficient to repair the ship.
Cmdr Robertson said the sailor was a member of the ship's crew at the time of the fire, which began on July 12, 2020 ... The ship was decommissioned on April 14 after the Navy determined that repairing it would ultimately be far more expensive than building a replacement.
Months after the fire was extinguished, the Navy announced it would send the ship to the scrap heap, saying that to repair and retrofit the 22-year-old vessel was too expensive ... Like the Bonhomme Richard, repairing the Miami was deemed too costly by the Navy and the ship was scrapped.
Because the ship was undergoing repairs at the time, only about 160 crew members were aboard and major munitions had already been removed from the vessel as a standard safety practice ... Repairs to the Wasp-class ship, named after a Revolutionary War frigate, would have taken years and cost more than $3 billion, according to the Navy.
Navy officials say they do not believe the sailor, whose name was not released, intended to destroy the ship, but the blaze he set was whipped by high winds into a towering inferno ... The Navy estimated it would cost more than $2.5 billion to repair the ship, so it had the ship decommissioned in April and towed away to be dismantled.
... the amphibious assault ship ... The fire started when the ship sat in port at Naval Base San Diego ... The Navy in November decided to decommission the ship “due to the extensive damage,” which would have cost more than $3 billion and take up to seven years to repair.
Washington, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 30th Jul, 2021 ) .The USNavy on Thursday accused a sailor of causing the dramatic fire that broke out on a military ship off the ... The Navy had planned to repair the ship but it was so damaged it had to be discarded earlier this year.
That same month, Navy investigators searched the home and property of a sailor based on the ship ... Months after the fire was extinguished, the Navy announced it would send the ship to the scrap heap, saying that to repair and retrofit the 22-year-old vessel was too expensive.
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The fire devastated the amphibious assault ship, leading the Navy to scrap it rather than repair it ... the vessel in such poor condition in the aftermath that the Navy made the decision to decommission and scrap the ship rather than invest time and money in any attempt to repair it.
Sailors and airmen toiled to save the ship ... From history.com, “A chain reaction of explosions blew holes in the flight deck and had half the large ship on fire at one point ... Navy ship since World War II. Temporary repairs were made to the ship in the Philippines before the Forrestal headed back to Norfolk, Virginia.
The liner’s sister ship, the slightly smaller Conte di Savoia, began service in 1932 ... The hull was raised in 1945 with the objective of repairs and restoration, but the plans were eventually abandoned and the ship was scrapped in 1950 ... The Stockholm’s bow, reinforced for traveling in icy Scandinavian waters, penetrated 40 feet into the Italian ship.