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Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

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If you have ever wondered how massive boats and even oil rigs are transported then this is the answer you have been looking for, and it comes in the form of an absolutely massive vessel called a heavy-lift.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering
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They are used when conventional ships cannot handle the weight of larger loads.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering


Pictured here is the Blue Marlin. Capable of lifting other ships out of the water and transporting them, this ship is semi-submerged.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

For example the USS Cole.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

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Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

Or about a dozen other shells for other transport ships.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

And Oil Rigs like this one.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

And this one.

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Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering


This is the SBX-1 ? The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, which is a self-propelled, floating mobile electronic radar system which is designed to operate in high winds and rough seas. It is part of the U.S. Defense Department Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

And it is absolutely massive.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering


These are drilling rigs with a gridwork of iron below them creating a giant footprint that stabilise?s the huge weight. They extend up out of the water with their large iron legs.

Heavy-Lift Ships Are Incredible Feats Of Engineering

And here is three of them together on one heavy-lift ship. DAMN.

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