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A Whale
See also : Madison Orca
"A Whale" at Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), on 15/03/2010.
Renamed as "Madison Orca", in 2014.
( Photo Copyright Edson Lucas )
"A Whale".
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"A Whale".
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"A Whale".
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"A Whale".
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"A Whale"
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"A Whale".
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"A Whale".
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The Miramar Ship Index for
A WHALE
IDNo*
9424209
Year*
2010
Name*
A WHALE
Flag
LBR
Owner
????
Type
Ore/oil carrier
Tons
172146
DWT
319859
LOA
339.8
LPP
327.0
Beam
60.00
Draft
31
Dept
22,31
Mchy
1D-15.5
kW
31640
ShipDesign
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Builder*
Hyundai
Yard
Ulsan
Yard No
2045
CB
KOR
Keel
01.06.2009
Launch
25.09.2009
Compl
06.01.2010
Subsequent History
2015 convverted to crude oil tanker 169919 grt / 320054 dwt
2014 MADISON ORCA - Monarch Vessel Holdings Corp.
End*
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Disposal Data
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The "A Whale" oil skimming vessel has gotten a lot of publicity over the past week or so since it has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico. During the past couple of test runs by the "A Whale" skimmer, the ship has not been able to capture oil effectively, which is causing some to think that the "A Whale" skimmer vessel is just not going to work out as planned.
One of the main causes for the "A Whale" oil skimmer not being able to skim and process oil from the gulf effectively is because the long, thin slots on the front are capturing the oil from the waters.
The "A Whale" vessel captures oil by skimming it from the water through thin slots on both sides of the front of the ship.
The problem is that the gulf waters are rough, and the water level is in constant flux, thus not allowing the skimmer ship to capture the oil through the fixed slots on the front.