Watch this nautical jumbo-crane attach a 10-story attachment to a ship

This is the Sheerleg, a 3000-ton crane that snaps together "megablocks," or massive pieces of a ship that are assembled together LEGO-style. In the above time-lapse video, the giant crane places a 10-story megablock on a $750-million, 750-long, 137-foot-deep Samsung offshore drillship.

This entire operation took six hours, as well it should — the Sheerleg has only millimeters worth of error when snapping these megablocks together.


[GCaptain via The Scuttlefish]

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