30 June, 2013 in Images, Photos | Comment

This heavy-lift ship is a vessel designed to move very large loads that cannot be handled by normal ships.

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This is the Blue Marlin, a semi-submerging vessels capable of lifting another ship out of the water and transporting it.

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Like the USS Cole.

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Or, say, a dozen other transport ships.

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Or this Oil Rig.

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Or this one.

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This is the SBX-1 – The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, which is a floating, self-propelled, mobile active electronically scanned array radar station designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas. It is part of the U.S. Defense Department Ballistic Missile Defense System.

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And it’s really huge.

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These are drilling rigs with a gridwork of iron below them creating a giant footprint to stabilize the weight. They jack up out of the water with those large legs.

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And here are three of them.

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