How Engineers Launch Giant Ships into The Sea


Ships had been a major player in the growth of commerce and industries across the globe and their other numerous roles cannot be underrated. For these reasons, the engineers always find it important to carryout proper designs and constructions of the ships.

The modern ships are not only constructed for the purpose of conveying goods, they are equally designs and made for comfort of the crew members. As a matter of fact, cruising industries ships are exclusively made for please and comfort rather than carrying of goods unlike the conventional ships used in transporting of industrial products and raw materials.

Due to long distance journeys, modern ships have to withstand hash weather conditions coming from the high sea such as high water and wind waves, water current directions, and lots more. These factors must be considered by the engineers during the design and constructions.

Though the ships need to sail on water, they cannot be built on water irrespective of their size. The idea of building ship on the onshore had been a long age practice due to the ease and safety it offers.

Completed ships on the onshore has to be tested while on the onshore before it could make its first sail on water. In other words, the ship will be built on land first, tested on land first before it could be pushed into water for first sailing test.

However, the above explanation may seem simple for mall ships but not for giant ships. This implies that building and testing of giant ships is not a simple task. It takes good manpower, time, and financial costs to achieve it.

After the construction of giant ships the engineers have to device means for its testing and eventual towing of the ship into the water to carry out another test on its sailing capabilities.

To make the work easier, most companies would create a rail track beneath the giant ship which will enable it to be pushed into the water.

The video below illustrates the techniques employed by the engineers to tow the newly constructed giant ship into the sea.

Click the link below to watch the video in our YouTube channel.


Philip Nduka

Philip is a graduate of Mechanical engineering and an NDT inspector with vast practical knowledge in other engineering fields, and software.

He loves to write and share information relating to engineering and technology fields, science and environmental issues, and Technical posts. His posts are based on personal ideas, researched knowledge, and discovery, from engineering, science & investment fields, etc.

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