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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I have never heard of this before:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18684075
Posted June 06, 2013, 16:46:36 PM Logged
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Online Freddy
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50 Year anniversary ?  Shocked  Yeah how come that's the first I have heard or seen of that...very odd thing.
Posted June 06, 2013, 17:21:20 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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It's a pretty mental piece of kit thats for sure, it must be quite an experience to be onboard when it tips up like that  eeeek
Posted June 06, 2013, 17:48:05 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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It's cool but I have a question.

Why does it go vertical, for what purpose?
Posted June 06, 2013, 17:59:43 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I have no idea, but suspect it is something to do with the cranes mounted on board, I'll see if i can track soemthing down on it
Posted June 06, 2013, 18:02:10 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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That didn't take long  Grin

It's a research vessel:

http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/flip-ship/
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Online Freddy
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Well done, interesting thing.  Says at the end : The Officer in Charge of FLIP, Tom Golfinos, has been onboard for 17 years.

Surely not without going on land during that time  Shocked
Posted June 06, 2013, 18:12:21 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Well done, interesting thing.  Says at the end : The Officer in Charge of FLIP, Tom Golfinos, has been onboard for 17 years.

Surely not without going on land during that time  Shocked

Maybe he hasn't worked out which way is off  lol
Posted June 06, 2013, 18:15:56 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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Maybe he hasn't worked out which way is off  lol

 mutley
Posted June 06, 2013, 18:29:38 PM Logged

Online Freddy
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 lol Tongue
Posted June 06, 2013, 18:32:55 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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50 Year anniversary ?  Shocked  Yeah how come that's the first I have heard or seen of that...very odd thing.
confused I never heard of it either. I smell something fishy   Tongue
Posted June 06, 2013, 18:55:44 PM Logged

Offline Diesel
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Wouldn't be much fun if you where sitting on the Head reading your paper when they decided to tip it up. Talk about "Getting Your Own Back ".  Huh?
Posted June 06, 2013, 19:25:46 PM Logged
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Offline DaveMorton
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Am I the only one who's heard of the thing? I learned about the "flip ship" back in High school, and thought it was the coolest thing ever, at the time. Smiley I even went so far as to ask around how one would get a job on the ship. Hard to do back then, seeing as how the Internet was still 20 years away. Cheesy
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Am I the only one who's heard of the thing? I learned about the "flip ship" back in High school, and thought it was the coolest thing ever, at the time. Smiley I even went so far as to ask around how one would get a job on the ship. Hard to do back then, seeing as how the Internet was still 20 years away. Cheesy

Looks like it Dave, I'm amazed I've never heard of it before but glad i have it's neat  thumbsup
Posted June 06, 2013, 21:27:09 PM Logged
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