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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.

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They are used when conventional ships cannot handle the weight of larger loads.

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

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For example the USS Cole.

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Or about a dozen other shells for other transport ships.

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And Oil Rigs like this one.

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And this one.

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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.

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And it is absolutely massive.

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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.

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