A Norwegian company has designed the world's first vessel which generates its own waves for stability. The five-hundred foot ship is the largest of its kind to date, providing up to eight-hundred oil-rig workers with a stable, temporary home in rough seas.
The ship-- which is set to be launched in 20-15-- can remain stable in stormy seas, and waves up to five meters high. The crew onboard have the privilege of a gymnasium, sauna, two swimming pools, conference rooms and an auditorium. The boat's stability will come from water-filled tanks built into the bottom and sides of its hull. Tanks inside its cross-section will be U-shaped. Air valves at the top of each 'U-tank' will control the direction and rate, at which the water inside, flows back and forth. Rolling of the ship will be minimized by setting in motion the water in the tanks to counter-act that of the waves in the surrounding ocean.
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