How do you get the 94 metre long, 18 metre wide, 6,082 ton, RV Investigator, from the wharf into the water?

Watch the time-lapse of the skidding of Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel and you’ll find out!

Transcript of the RV Investigator skidding video


  1. Reblogged this on Helix @ CSIRO and commented:
    The RV Investigator – Australia’s new Marine National Facility vessel – is now in the water! It’s not easy to get a large ship off land. Check out this time-lapse video showing the week-long process.

  2. Congratulations, must be a great feeling to see Investigator afloat.
    All the best from your friends at NIWA

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