When a 360-foot cargo ship is launched sideways from its dry dock into the water, it figures to generate an impressive tsunami – and onlookers had better watch out.
The accompanying footage shows the MV Greenland being pulled into a channel in Westerbroek, the Netherlands, for its maiden voyage, prompting some of the spectators to run for cover.
The 7,200-ton vessel was set afloat via what’s called a cross-launch technique, which is always dramatic with ships of this size.
The massive cement carrier is said to be the world’s first cargo ship to be fueled by clean-burning natural gas.
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