Cargo ship launch nearly swamps spectators as huge wave surges across road

Greenland
Cargo ship generates a mini-tsunami in the Netherlands.

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.

More from GrindTV

SeaWorld to discontinue theatrical orca shows

Surfing the Austrian backcountry to get back to snowboarding’s roots

Mobile Surf Sauna lets you warm up right after your session

For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube!