An amazing invention is traversing the seas doing the dirty work! It is a miracle of shipbuilding that basically can carry the most unbelievable burdens at the sea. Its unique structure makes it one of a kind, as this ship is not like the others; basically this is something between a ship (the part that is over the surface) and a submarine!
This is the vessel designed to move very large loads that cannot be handled by normal ships.
The Blue Marlin owes its capability to lift even another ship out of the water and transporting to its semi-submerging.
Here it carries a USS Cole.
And the load can get heavier like a dozen of ships.
Or this Oil Rig…and still counting tons!
Even this one! And it can be transported far away no matter what the weather conditions are.
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.
I don't think we can measure its weight!
These are drilling rigs with a grid work of iron below them creating a giant footprint to stabilize the weight. They jack up out of the water with those large legs.
And this miraculous creation can carry three of them together!
OMG! This is the most insane invention ever! I would think it only as a science fiction vessel in a sequel of a Jules Verne stories...but this is beyond this great writer's imagination too and plus it is reality!