In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
Informal or ad hoc plans are created by individuals in all of their pursuits.
The most popular ways to describe plans are by their breadth, time frame, and specificity; however, these planning classifications are not independent of one another. For instance, there is a close relationship between the short- and long-term categories and the strategic and operational categories.
Plans are a set of drawings or two-dimensional diagrams used to describe a place or object, or to communicate building or fabrication instructions. Usually plans are drawn or printed on paper, but they can take the form of a digital file.
Plans are often for technical purposes such as architecture, engineering, or planning. Their purpose in these disciplines is to accurately and unambiguously capture all the geometric features of a site, building, product or component. Plans can also be for presentation or orientation purposes, and as such are often less detailed versions of the former. The end goal of plans is either to portray an existing place or object, or to convey enough information to allow a builder or manufacturer to realize a design.
The term "plan" may casually be used to refer to a single view, sheet, or drawing in a set of plans. More specifically a plan view is an orthographic projection looking down on the object, such as in a floor plan.
In an interview with Triple J, frontman Ian Kenny said regarding the song:
"When you're writing records, every now and then you come across a bit of a stone in the road in the writing process, and you start questioning things. 'Plans' just wasn't coming together the way we thought it should, so we put the song down for a bit, and when we returned to it — I don't remember what we did differently — it came together. We got the demo and went, 'Yep, that's got something in its guts.'"
Plans to convert LÉ Eithne, the first Irish Navy ship to cross Atalantic, into a museum came to nothing ... The former flagship of the Naval Service is, along with two other vessels, to be sent abroad and taken apart for scrap after plans to convert it into a museum came to nothing.
Domestic production of ships and submarines is an important force-building plan for the navy ... 17 unveiled a plan to build an anti-air light frigate at a keel-laying ceremony in Kaohsiung’s Zuoying (左營) naval base ... In addition, the PLA’s fleet consists of significant numbers of first-rate, second-rate and third-rate ships.
... the facility would be strategically designed to accommodate diverse vessel types such as bulk carriers, container ships, tankers, offshore vessels and ferries. ... We plan to adopt the wide experience of AD PortsGroup in the ship repair services sphere as well.”.
An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, potentially marking a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war ...Israeli military analysts flagged Hamas plans to ‘start a war' before terror attack ... Navy ships at the time.
Navy is planning to make chaplains regular members of the crew on ships with more than 300 sailors, instead of only the largest carriers as in the past ... Navy, speaks about the Navy's plan to assign additional chaplains permanently to Navy support surface ships at his office at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va.
A lighter package is generally more convenient to carry and transport, especially for those planning to take the Oculus Rift to different locations or events. Secondly, the weight of the package can affect the shipping costs for those purchasing the Oculus Rift online ...Does the weight of the package affect the shipping cost?.
The Network Planning Group (NPG) under ... Dawra said PMGS has developed more than 75 use-cases ready for implementation.The NPG’s role includes providing comprehensive data to various ministries, such as education, railways, road transport and highways, health, power, and shipping.
... at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew are grown and propagated in a nursery, which is unaffected by plans to move the herbarium, and collections from other cultural institutions, to Reading University (‘Ship our museum treasures off to a science park? That’s vandalism!’, p23).
We made plans to return ... By the 1940s, Washington and Oregon were supplying the vast majority of holly shipped in the U.S. Farmers saw it as a safe investment, and nurseries marketed holly as a retirement plan ... Harvesting, cutting and shipping holly branches to customers across the U.S.