Nicola Sturgeon - whither the SNP

Is Sturgeon's time as First Minister of Scotland coming to an end

  • Yes - she is dooomed

    Votes: 161 48.1%
  • No - this is just a storm in a tea cup

    Votes: 33 9.9%
  • Don't know

    Votes: 46 13.7%
  • Don't care

    Votes: 95 28.4%

  • Total voters
    335

theoriginalphantom

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That would fit nicely with SNP rhetoric, as it also comes steaming out of Cowes…


I was going for the chain ferry that's spent more time out of action in the past 2 years than the previous one did in its entire life.

Its not fit for purpose, it's a huge embarrasment, cost a fortune and was installed on nothing but lies... Yes. I am still talking about the ferry.
 
Sorry but you is wrong. Queen Consorts do not reign and do not have Regnal numbers. However, that is not where this discussion started, go up a few posts and read in.
So how do you account for William and Mary. The Queen mum was co crowned albeit she never had a regnal number, but my point is that since1707 It isn’t England andScotland , it‘s the United Kingdom, the fact that the Scots make a song and dance about who is their monarch is neither here nor there. :)
 
Would you know if there has been any success using such a system?

i m no expert but do know that the large LNG bulk carriers that cruise the world use the bleed off from the gas cargo they carry on board as fuel (I work alongside an engineer who worked on those ships) but those ships are obviously designed from the outset as specialist ships with one task in mind which is to safely transport gas from a to b.

When you introduce such technology to a relatively small shipbuilder with little to no knowledge of this type of build then that is where the problems begin. An old school diesel/oil fuel ship is an absolute doddle compared to newer technologies of electric or gas propulsion.

I dont know the specific configuration of these ferrys but you could have gas fuelled engines with direct drive to the propeller or gas fuelled generators powering electric propulsion motors and plenty of other novelties in regard to the gbox etc but the biggest problem is the storage of the gas, maintaining its temp and safety, safety, safety! - when you throw into the mix that this is a passenger vessel with very high workloads and multiple daily dockings then you have to demonstrate your design is safe.

there will be a complex platform management system on board and lots and lots of sensors plus no doubt CalMac will want to operate the ship at 'lean manning' which ups the automation requirement and complexity. Then you have various regulatory bodies who will have to approve the design such as Lloyds who will ultimately provide type approval
 
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Truxx

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i m no expert but do know that the large PNG bulk carriers that cruise the world use the bleed off from the gas cargo they carry on board as fuel (I work alongside an engineer who worked on those ships) but those ships are obviously designed from the outset as specialist ships with one task in mind which is to safely transport gas from a to b.

When you introduce such technology to a relatively small shipbuilder with little to no knowledge of this type of build then that is where the problems begin. An old school diesel/oil fuel ship is an absolute doddle compared to newer technologies of electric or gas propulsion.

I dont know the specific configuration of these ferrys but you could have gas fuelled engines with direct drive to the propeller or gas fuelled generators powering electric propulsion motors and plenty of other novelties in regard to the gbox etc but the biggest problem is the storage of the gas, maintaining its temp and safety, safety, safety! - when you throw into the mix that this is a passenger vessel with very high workloads and multiple daily dockings then you have to demonstrate your design is safe.

there will be a complex platform management system on board and lots and lots of sensors plus no doubt CalMac will want to operate the ship at 'lean manning' which ups the automation requirement and complexity. Then you have various regulatory bodies who will have to approve the design such as Lloyds who will ultimately provide type approval
And all emissions from a diesel engine can be adequately removed.

The exhaust gas coming out of a modern volvo truck is cleaner than the air going into the engine.
 

:rofl:

The National, with the strap line that says it's "The newspaper which supports Scottish independence".

That strap line should read -

The newspaper which goes on about fcuk all else but Scottish independence.
 

TamH70

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i m no expert but do know that the large PNG bulk carriers that cruise the world use the bleed off from the gas cargo they carry on board as fuel (I work alongside an engineer who worked on those ships) but those ships are obviously designed from the outset as specialist ships with one task in mind which is to safely transport gas from a to b.

When you introduce such technology to a relatively small shipbuilder with little to no knowledge of this type of build then that is where the problems begin. An old school diesel/oil fuel ship is an absolute doddle compared to newer technologies of electric or gas propulsion.

I dont know the specific configuration of these ferrys but you could have gas fuelled engines with direct drive to the propeller or gas fuelled generators powering electric propulsion motors and plenty of other novelties in regard to the gbox etc but the biggest problem is the storage of the gas, maintaining its temp and safety, safety, safety! - when you throw into the mix that this is a passenger vessel with very high workloads and multiple daily dockings then you have to demonstrate your design is safe.

there will be a complex platform management system on board and lots and lots of sensors plus no doubt CalMac will want to operate the ship at 'lean manning' which ups the automation requirement and complexity. Then you have various regulatory bodies who will have to approve the design such as Lloyds who will ultimately provide type approval
Thanks, in this age of electricity some form of non nuclear submarine power technology might have been developed - a thought from the ignorant.

ETA

Just read @tigerstacker post:
I’ll invent fire tomorrow and the wheel the day after.
 
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theoriginalphantom

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And all emissions from a diesel engine can be adequately removed.

The exhaust gas coming out of a modern volvo truck is cleaner than the air going into the engine.


Especially in Portsmouth.

To be fair, you could run a truck on burning radioactive dog shit in Portsmouth and the exhaust emissions would be cleaner than what goes in
 
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And all emissions from a diesel engine can be adequately removed.

The exhaust gas coming out of a modern volvo truck is cleaner than the air going into the engine.

modern regulations are pushing for no engines to be run in harbour for emissions (more green pish) which reqs a massive investment in shore electrical supplies and improvements in the speed and method of the ship connecting upto them. I think its Norway or a Baltic state that already has a battery powered ferry on a 20 mile route that when the ship docks there is a fully automated system that plugs the shore supplies into the ship to charge it up when it is offloading/loading - that happens at each end of the journey. People dont realise just how much electrical power something like a cruise liner reqs just to run its normal hotel loads - it is basically a small town and they often have to keep some of their generating engines running in port because it takes a considerable amount of time to pull on board literally tonnes of cables from the shore, plus the shore side needs massive capacity to supply the ship when the ship is normally only in port for less that 12 hours.
 

theoriginalphantom

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Plenty of dog sh1t in Pompey.

That's if guzzer matelots are to be believed


Its not all from dogs.

Local animals, but not dogs*


*I'm talking about actual canines not slang terms
 

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