Ship Launches Gone Wild

Submitted by: lalapancakes 7 months ago in Entertainment


Physics 101: Boats are heavy and they can fall hard and go boom, real big. Like, holy shit this whole entire series of videos had my jaw hanging below sea level. And speaking of holy, all these boats would've been better off pretending to be Jesus walking on water than their filmed fates. Also, who decides to be on board any boat for their maiden launch?! Psychos. That's who.  
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Male 3,982
There are some astonishing videos here: astonishing for the stupidity, frankly. In several instances, disastrous events unfolded due to a failure to check some very basic information such as (1) What is the weight capacity of this cable? (2) When are the cables we're using due to be replaced? (3) What is the weight capacity of this crane? Are we within the safety guidelines or are we pushing the limits?  (4) Where is the ship's center of gravity? (5) What is the ship's bouyancy? (6) Are calculations of center of gravity and buoyancy including anything that has not been installed? (Inspect to be sure.) Or excluding something that has been installed? (Inspect to be sure.)

It's tragic to see months or even years of careful effort and great expense destroyed because of last-minute carelessness.

I would hope that it has now become standard operating procedure to have plans for every boat launch reviewed independently by three separate engineers. Expensive, you say? Impractical? Triple-checking the launch plans are virtually nothing compared to the consequences of getting it wrong (as these videos show).
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Male 1,141
That second one was a 44' self-righting motor life boat and is designed to flip right side up by itself. I don't think that's how they launch them though. Of course I was in the USCG and maybe that's how Canada's Coast Guard does it ,eh?
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2,735
literally upside down on your investment 
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Male 3,806
Some costly mistakes there.
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