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    Heavy-lift ship transporting USS Fitzgerald - video and photo

    The USS Fitzgerald is a US Navy destroyer that was damaged in a 2017 collision with a container ship, about 10 miles off the coast of Japan. The Fitzgerald had to be transported back to Mississippi for costly repair in a shipyard. This transport is done with a heavy-lift ship, in this case the semi-submersible heavy-lift ship TransShelf. The ship takes on water to slightly sink itself below the waterline so that the damaged vessel can be loaded on.

    2:57 video of the loading process:



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    Ther is a huge demand for the semi- submerssible barges especially for transport of Offshore drilling platforms

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