Have you ever wondered how a 20,000 tonne steel construction can float? Or why there’s a bulb-like thing at the bow of our ferries? To answer these questions and many more, we consulted our cruise host onboard the Stena Danica, Sigurd Ödman Wodlén, and our naval architect, Lillie Wittrup.
Ever wondered why some things float and others don’t? Sigurd has been wondering too. And so did a Greek mathematician called Archimedes who was born almost 3000 years ago.
You’ve probably seen a bulb-like shape protruding from the bow of a ship. Our ferries all have one. But what is it and what’s it doing there?
Sigurd works as a cruise host onboard Stena Danica. In addition to his work onboard, he also stars in the Stena Line series “How Does It Work?”. Here he tells us about his life at sea and his role as our very own movie star.
It all began with a graduate project on future fuels. Lillie then progressed from the role of naval architect at Stena Teknik to working on sustainability projects at Stena AB. Here, Lillie tells us what it’s like to be a naval architect and take part in the “How Does It Work?” movies.