BBC ENGINEERING GIANTS — FERRY STRIP DOWN
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Here is the another episode of the "Engineering Giants" documentary series by BBC. This one, presented by Robe Bell and Tom Wriggles worth, shows what happens with the vessels at the end of their working lives, namely at the ship-breaking yards.
The thirty-two thousand tonne North Sea ferry "Pride of Bruges" (originally in service as "Norsun"), worked on the line between Hull and Zeebrugge. She was built in Yokohama, Japan by Nippon Kokan K. K. Tsurumi Shipyard. 32000 tons of steel. Seven decks each the length of the football pitch. Four engines burning 2500 litres of fuel an hour. One massive bit of engineering - the North Sea Ferry - the famous "Pride of Bruges".
After twenty five years of service, she is now being taken out of the water for most serious technical overhaul in its life. As key part of strip down, it is the unique chance to explore deep her hidden features. Every complex system should be thoroughly tested and duly repaired prior to being returned to service...
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