Launching a Ship!

Editorial | 4/18/2018 | Staff
Goobee (Posted by) Level 4
edited 4/18/2018 1:14 AM EST in Culture
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This ship creates quite a stir as it slides down the planks and into the water.  The ship's entrance into the sea creates a wave that floods the dock where onlookers are watching the launch.  

Even though it looks on the verge of capsizing, it is nearly impossible for ships like this to capsize. The huge bottom part acts as a ballast and keeps it upright no matter what.  The only way for a ship like this to fail is during a nearly impossible complete hull failure.  

It's extremely easy for ships like this to capsize, especially when making the transition from being supported by it's bottom to floating. That's why it's preferable to launch the ship into the water sideways so it spends very little time making that transition.  This ship is called an Offshore Supply Vessel.
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