Heavy Seas Cause Massive Ships To Bend In Order To Endure

zubertPublished: April 11, 2016424,604 plays$1,364.70 earned
Published: April 11, 2016

Mother Nature is a glorious thing. Just as she creates, she can also destroy her creations in the blink of an eye. That's why mankind has fought her intentions throughout history, creating better, stronger materials to withstand Mother Nature's wrath. We have come a long way, with houses that endure earthquakes and ships that bend to the seas!

The German naval fleet has a container ship called MSC BUSAN. Able to carry almost a whopping 90 metric tonnes, she is a beast. The crew took this footage while encountering some heavy waves out on the ocean. It requires some focus, but a few seconds into the video you can clearly see the body of the MSC BUSAN giving way to the will of nature, in order not to break! Incredible!

In all earnest, any massive seafaring ship worth its weight in salt is supposed to be designed to flex through rough waters. It is all in the math, really, as there are specialized engineers and architects that build these beasts for the seas, crunching the numbers to allow these vessels to twist and bend every which way in order to get their precious cargo from point A to point B. If it weren’t for these mathematics, the ships would literally snap in half under the pressure.

You may call it a compromise, because when a ship is built correctly, it will take a beating not by force, but by a calculated give and take. Show your friends this marvel of naval engineering by sharing this video!

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    clay · 2 years ago

    impressive and somewhat frightening

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    BlackDeep · 51 weeks ago

    Be aware that the ship is made to shift and bend in heavy waves. If they did not move and give to stresses they would snap into. It looks spooky but it is how they are designed.

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    JohnDG · 50 weeks ago

    90,000 tonnes (not 90!). And if it didn't flex, it would snap.