Ship Launching Goes Wrong And Makes Spectators Run For Dry Land

ViralVideoUKPublished: February 22, 201835,056 views
Published: February 22, 2018

It has been maritime tradition since man could travel on water. Every new watercraft that is ready to be launched into operation receives a ceremonial launch.

Ship launching imposes stresses on the ship not met during normal operation, in addition to the size and weight of the vessel, and it represents a considerable engineering challenge as well as a public spectacle. The process also involves many traditions intended to invite good luck, such as christening by breaking a sacrificial bottle of champagne over the bow as the ship is named aloud and launched.

Nowadays most ship launches are performed stern first, so as long as the shoreline allows it. When the shipyard is near a channel, the ships are built parallel to the shore and launched sideways. This way, the meeting of the metal beast and the water creates a splash of water so big, it covers yards of land on the launch side.

Spectators have always found ship launching to be quite the spectacle to behold, so many gather around for watch them. These people, however, seem to have forgotten how big a splash can a freighter of this size create the moment it touches the water.

Even as the wave was approaching the dry land they were standing on, nobody seems to think to move just a few feet backwards. But when the water hit the shore, people started to panic and run backwards. All but one gentleman escaped the tidal wave. We hope he brought a change of pants.

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      vaderetro · 18 weeks ago

      Mamma mia...mai sottovalutare la potenza dell'acqua!!!!!