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    The Knock Nevis

    Large tanker in Qatar


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    No way..it's not even close to being long enough to be the Knock Nevis..this isn't even 1000 feet long, the Knock Nevis is 1504 feet long.

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    It's a LNG-tanker. LNG=Liquid Natural Gas.

    I found an image of this tanker.


    BTW, the Knock Nevis is an ordinary super tanker.

    http://www.ayrshirescotland.com/ships/070jahre.html

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    Indeed, this is definitely not the Knock Nevis. I haven't checked that file properly enough.

    This is a pic of the Knock Nevis, found at Wikipedia:


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    Since the Knock Nevis is used offshore as floating storage unit at an oil field in the persion gulf, it's not very likely to be visible on GE.

    I found a mark with its former name Jahre Viking right in the middle between Quatar and Iran (26░35'24.00"N 52░01'57.00"E). But there is the sea and it's nothing visible except blue colour. I guess it's not the real position because of the clean coordinates. Looks more like someone thought it would be funny to make a mark there because nearly nobody can proof it's wrong.
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    Spider once found it, according to GEC, on the way to repair in Dubai in 2004.

    It's now moved to Outdated Items but here is his find:

    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile186...per-Tanker.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sladys View Post
    Spider once found it, according to GEC, on the way to repair in Dubai in 2004.

    It's now moved to Outdated Items but here is his find:

    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile186...per-Tanker.htm
    How can a 1100 feet tanker be the 1504 feet Knock Nevis?
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    Was wondering that too. =)
    Longest ship I ever found was this 1375 foot beast which has since changed..
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    I think the smaller ship was meant to be the Knock Nevis before reconstruction in 2004 when its name was Jahre Viking.

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    The ship could be visible several times, with different names and different sizes. Depending on which parallel universe you are watching (or simply on the pic date).
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    The reconstruction hasn't anything to do with the enlargement of the ship. It was reconstructed after the she was hit in the Iraq-Iran-War and burned out. They only enlargement of the size was made at the construction of the vessel, when the orignal owner gone bankrupt and a new one gets the ship.

    http://www.ayrshirescotland.com/ships/jahre.html
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    The enlargement is one of the reconstructions the ship got.
    Sure, it got more than one but only once it became the targest ship in the world in 2004 and the name Knock Nevis
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    Quote Originally Posted by McMaster_de View Post
    How can a 1100 feet tanker be the 1504 feet Knock Nevis?
    You are right. I wasn't aware of the length in the GEC info and Spiders file. I was only looking at the image and the Knock Nevis mark in GE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poomuckl View Post
    The enlargement is one of the reconstructions the ship got.
    Sure, it got more than one but only once it became the targest ship in the world in 2004 and the name Knock Nevis
    Just to put a very old thread to life. I know two things.

    1. The lengthening of Knock Nevis (ex. Jahre Viking, ex. Happy Giant, ex. Seawise Giant) took place in 1980 @ Tsu Shipyard in Japan.

    2. The ordinary position for her is at:
    Latitude: N 26░35.623'
    Longitude: E 52░02.128'

    However recently she is moved to an anchor place near and instead TI Oceania is anchored in her position.

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    When I saw that they'd added an ocean tile in the Al Shaheen oil field, I'd wondered it they were specifically trying to capture the Knock Nevis in images. The ship was clearly the wrong size and all, so it's good to know its actual name.

    Maybe once folks know where the Knock Nevis is currently at anchor we'll get another new tile. heh, or maybe they'll just grab an older tile before they swapped it.

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    2. The ordinary position for her is at:
    Latitude: N 26░35.623'
    Longitude: E 52░02.128'

    However recently she is moved to an anchor place near and instead TI Oceania is anchored in her position.
    Let's take a look at that ocean tile. Turn on the timeslider and jump one image back (to remove the ocean trimming). You say you see the TI Oceania? The TI class supertanker is 1,245 feet (379m) long.

    Get out your ruler. Now measure the ship. The ruler isn't perfectly accurate, but it reads ~1,170 feet. That's nowhere near the size of a TI class supertanker. Besides, the shape of the ship on GE is wrong. Take a look at the Oceania (picture-overhead, picture-side) and compare both the helicopter landing spots and the rear parts of the ships.


    The TI Oceania, or any TI-class she is not, but what she is, I do not know.
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