Your pissy aircraft carriers are no match for us Aussie..

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Jellyfish..... :o :lol:

Mighty warship feels the sting
By Roberta Mancuso
27jan06

IT might be one of the world's most impressive displays of military might, but the USS Ronald Reagan is no match for Queensland's jellyfish.

Some capabilities aboard the 97,000-tonne, $5 billion aircraft carrier were disabled after the blubbery invertebrates were sucked into its condensers while docked in the Port of Brisbane.

Condensers are used to take in water from the ocean and cool down the ship's engines.

A spokesman today confirmed the slimy creatures had caused problems during incoming tides.

"The impact was minor and required shifting of electrical generators in order to clear the fouled inlets," he said.

"The fouling by sand and biologics is a common occurrence which the ship's engineers are trained to counter.

"At no time was the ship or environment at risk and we remain capable of fulfilling our mission requirements."

The nuclear-powered ship suffered a similar problem in June 2004 when a main condenser was fouled with several hundred squid and octopi following a four day port visit to Valparaiso, Chile.

But the jellyfish couldn't completely put the brakes on the Ronald Reagan as the "floating city" today set sail after five days of offshore leave.

Around 6000 crew spent their time soaking up Brisbane's pubs, clubs and tourist attractions.

In turn, hundreds of fascinated locals queued for hours and caused traffic chaos to catch a glimpse of the warship.

The Ronald Reagan left San Diego on January 4 and is on its maiden deployment. Brisbane is its first foreign port of call.

The warship stands 77m high from the waterline, 344m long and the flight deck covers 1.82ha, housing an air wing of 80 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

It will now conduct naval operations in support of the war on terror as well as security commitments in the western Pacific.
 
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The cruise line I work for keeps 3 or 4 ships over there most of the year. We sail out of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Jellyfish in the condensers is the biggest problem in that area.

It's a stinking mess when they gotta be cleaned out.

I leave for Melbourne next week to join one of the ships for a week.
 

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amazing retardo said:
The cruise line I work for keeps 3 or 4 ships over there most of the year. We sail out of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Jellyfish in the condensers is the biggest problem in that area.

It's a stinking mess when they gotta be cleaned out.

I leave for Melbourne next week to join one of the ships for a week.
Sounds like a horrible life. :D
 

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Re: Your pissy aircraft carriers are no match for us Aussie.

hayabusa said:
Jellyfish..... :o :lol:

Mighty warship feels the sting
By Roberta Mancuso
27jan06

IT might be one of the world's most impressive displays of military might, but the USS Ronald Reagan is no match for Queensland's jellyfish.

Some capabilities aboard the 97,000-tonne, $5 billion aircraft carrier were disabled after the blubbery invertebrates were sucked into its condensers while docked in the Port of Brisbane.

Condensers are used to take in water from the ocean and cool down the ship's engines.

A spokesman today confirmed the slimy creatures had caused problems during incoming tides.

"The impact was minor and required shifting of electrical generators in order to clear the fouled inlets," he said.

"The fouling by sand and biologics is a common occurrence which the ship's engineers are trained to counter.

"At no time was the ship or environment at risk and we remain capable of fulfilling our mission requirements."

The nuclear-powered ship suffered a similar problem in June 2004 when a main condenser was fouled with several hundred squid and octopi following a four day port visit to Valparaiso, Chile.

But the jellyfish couldn't completely put the brakes on the Ronald Reagan as the "floating city" today set sail after five days of offshore leave.

Around 6000 crew spent their time soaking up Brisbane's pubs, clubs and tourist attractions.

In turn, hundreds of fascinated locals queued for hours and caused traffic chaos to catch a glimpse of the warship.

The Ronald Reagan left San Diego on January 4 and is on its maiden deployment. Brisbane is its first foreign port of call.

The warship stands 77m high from the waterline, 344m long and the flight deck covers 1.82ha, housing an air wing of 80 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

It will now conduct naval operations in support of the war on terror as well as security commitments in the western Pacific.
Yeah but we sure did enjoy your women.... 8)
 

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amazing retardo said:
The cruise line I work for keeps 3 or 4 ships over there most of the year. We sail out of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Jellyfish in the condensers is the biggest problem in that area.

It's a stinking mess when they gotta be cleaned out.

I leave for Melbourne next week to join one of the ships for a week.
Be happy to catch up for a brew or two if your around- Let me know.
 

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Little fuckers are everywhere. I worked offshore in the Arctic Ocean and we used to suck 'em into and plug our seawater intakes. Had to jump divers in hot-water suits to figure out what was going on.

They used to come up coating the anchor wires too. Yup, stinkin', stingin' mess to clean up.
 
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