Newport News, back to their old habits those devils. This one for the larger end, a 60-70,000 ton (conflicting sources) tanker built in 1958 for the Barracuda Tanker Corp. in Liberia. This vessel was some 830 ft long and could travel at a top speed of 17 knots; her name christened Sansinena. The ship was fairly well off for most of her career, just making cargo runs to and fro whenever called upon to do so. Nothing of disaster level would occur until a calm, very calm, day in Los Angeles. December 17th, 1976, the ship is taking on ballast while moored next to a wharf. On tankers like her there are no purpose built ballast tanks, they would just simply put water directly into the holds where oil once was; which was no unnatural process for tankers. As the volume of water increases in the holds, the gas vapors left over need to be expelled. No matter, there are ventilators on deck to let it out, but then there’s the common occurrence of it lingering in an invisible cloud on deck. It was another simple, yet uncontrolled, variable to this solution, the wind blows it away... but that day there was hardly a breeze to feel. Another fault was, it just so happened, one or more of these filters to keep flash fires to travel down the ventilators and into the ship were left off. As the gas lingered further, it became increasingly likely for somethi- and the Sansinena blew up. The force of the blast was immediately felt where the LA fireboats were stationed and without any orders they set out to combat the inferno. The amidships superstructure had been blown completely off the ship as amidships disintegrated and landed on the parallel wharf. The bow upended and stayed sticking out of the water while the stern stayed afloat. The fireboat pulled up along side to rescue the 46 stranded crew from her and got out of there. When the blaze was clear, it revealed a tanker that was no more, just charred and tangled remains. The total loss could have been more severe, but nonetheless 9 men died. It was because of this disaster, all tankers on the world’s oceans today are safer. They opt for higher ventilation pipes, individual ballast tanks; simple as it is, it saves countless lives.
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Church bathroom selfie lessons. I bought this jacket for the dress that i wore yesterday. But the fabrics clashed so badly. And i didn’t feel covered. Fashion Merchandising 101. Fabrics that are cut from a different cloth can be paired together (and work well together) only if they are of the same quality. Fabrics are like people. Maybe y’all are clashing not because you’re cut from a different cloth, but because you’re of a different quality. Clowns or Kings. Queens or Bitter Betty’s. You choose your circle. #newportnews#faith#scifisoul#virginia#nc#georgia#texas#florida#myhairisgrowingback#preacher#author#inspirational
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