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Thursday, February 19, 2015

A heavy-lift ship is a ship designed to move extremely heavy loads that cannot be handled by normal vessels.

Ships like the Blue Martin, a semi-submerging vessel capable of lifting another ship completely out of the water, travel the seas lifting heavy loads every day.

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The Blue Martin can lift large ships like the USS Cole.

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Or even this oil rig.

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The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) is a floating, self-propelled mobile active electronically scanned array radar station that is designed to perform in high winds and heavy seas.

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These drilling rigs have a grid work of iron beneath them which creates a giant footprint allowing them to stabilize the weight.

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