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Diamond Princess

Seen here backing out from Macquarie Wharf no 2/3 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia after a day long visit.

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Good shot, especially with the dark clouds coming over.
I just ran out of time to see her in Melbourne this week.
Massive structure.
 

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It would be interesting to know how these ships fare in a North Atlantic hurricane
with all those blocks of flats up top.

John
 

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Love the "Star Trek" engines on the top and the rear end spoiler!
 

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Alan, is he trying to emulate that bloke from the film Titanic, only he can't get onto the bow??
 

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The doors are for the mooring supervisor, so he can through the heaving lines etc. I have to agree, I don't know what he would be doing standing there as the ship is backing out, I can understand when it is coming in. He can see all the forward lines from that little platform
 

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What just wonder out on to the platform and just associate our bodies with Nature!! Some one said to me at work today, are those the wings to go with the Jet Turbines!!
 

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JET - In answer to your question, this thing would not go near a North Atlantic hurricane, if it did it would be structurally unsafe. Top heavy vs bottom heavy, forward superstructure too close to bow, bow meant to hammer 15 ft waves away rather than slice through and deflect 50ft waves, too many points of entry for really heavy seas (look at the balconies), hull approx 55% thickness of transatlantic liner requirements. Leave this sort of boat to the chavs.
 

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Compare this photo with mine, posted June 8th 2005, of sistership "Sapphire Princess" departing Macquarie Wharf, Hobart in December 2004. There's an uncanny resemblance!

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