Thursday, November 27, 2014

My Imaginary Seastead

Few times I mention that I'd like to have a Seastead as a bug-out-destination. How can we build such Seastead?

Well, several design firms and even individuals has already got some ultra-cool designs of it. You can see them in the seasteading.org website. Some are really-really futuristic design. Like modular beehive structure and such.

The one I want to describe here is my imaginary Seastead. A little more crude and less advanced than various designs already in the Seasteading Institute. However, a man got his right to dreams ey?

I imagine the majority of the materials will be in steel and concrete.

If I'm going to the sea, I'll assemble a fleet.
The first thing to acquire is:
1. AIRCRAFT CARRIER


Acquiring a nearly scrapped aircraft carrier. See the following link for more info.
http://news.usni.org/2014/08/18/sunk-sold-scraped-saved-fate-americas-aircraft-carriers

Why the hell we need an aircraft carrier to build a Seastead?
The flight deck mate, it will help to solve various logistic problems and emergencies.

Why get the one nearly scrapped?
Because the gov's ain't likely gonna sell new ones to private sectors.

2. CRUISE SHIP
The next giant that we must employ is the cruise ship.

Why we need a cruise ship?
The rooms of course, to provide rooms for the Seastead workers / builders. It's already a city in the sea, therefore it can provide some comforts in the harsh working condition of the sea. It can also be assigned as sea-hospitals by transforming some of the rooms into treatment room for injured workers.

3. CRANE VESSEL
It's likely we have to do some heavy lifting.


4. OFFSHORE OIL PLATFORM / OIL RIG
An oil rig is an ideal structure to be the center of the Seastead. I think its also suitable for creating some structure above it.

5. FLOATING DRY DOCK
Some dry place to repair some ships, or as a workspace for the workers.

.6. BARGE
 Also needs several of this kind of barge, retrofitted for special purposes.

7. TUGBOAT
 This boat is capable of towing and maneuvering bigger ships. Need some of these tugs.


Why relying on so many ships? Aren't Seasteads should have been an ocean dwelling?
My approach is on safety first, and ships were already known for their seaworthiness. In emergencies, these ships will play the role as life-boats.

Check the Central Observation Tower blogpost to see more of their role.


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