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    No one seemed to worry about the guy who was in the way.Very un Abel!

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    The guy who tripped was on his own no way to stop the ship once it started to move
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    Alright, it's official. Ship Launches is definitely a thing. A good thing. And that includes boats and submarines too.


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    I think I'll get aboard after the pod is launched.

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    Not sure which would be more dangerous staying onboasrd ship until it sinks or having to ride that pod when it was being launched
    I'll take my chances with the ship.
    Or to coin the quote from agent "K", you may want to fasten your seat belt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Alright, it's official. Ship Launches is definitely a thing. A good thing. And that includes boats and submarines too.

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    I've been trying to get my hands on one of those lifeboats like that. When I find them, they are to far away or to costly.

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    I'm assuming divers must retrieve the supports.
    You will note the cradles are attached to the ship via cables and turnbuckles. These are released once the ship is stable and in a suitable position for crane access. Then divers, (like myself), either bring them to the surface with air bags, or attach the crane directly to the parts for retrieval. Done it numerous times.
    Would love some more info on the launch of the "Tasman" as it seems to be a ship destined for Australia

    Cheers Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    YepYou will note the cradles are attached to the ship via cables and turnbuckles. These are released once the ship is stable and in a suitable position for crane access. Then divers, (like myself), either bring them to the surface with air bags, or attach the crane directly to the parts for retrieval. Done it numerous times.
    Would love some more info on the launch of the "Tasman" as it seems to be a ship destined for Australia

    Cheers Phil
    Me too, I'd love to see more. The Tasman just possibly, may be destined for the Netherlands to service all those underwater baffles/louvers that control water surges & protecting that underwater country= wouldn't want all those pretty flowers drowned or clogs ruined. They have some very talented Engineers there.

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    Ship falls the wrong way during launch. 0:23 video:


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    Man, that's got to ruin someone's whole day.

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