Dry Dock Vessel Gives Carnival Cruise Ship a Lift

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Just like any ordinary recreational boat, ships need occasional maintenance, though the scale of those routine repairs is obviously exponentially larger. So, what’s a ship to do when it needs a lift? Well, you load it onto another ship, of course.

That’s exactly what happened a couple of days ago when Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Vista was loaded onto the 902-foot by 230-foot BOKA Vanguard, the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship. In a 12-hour procedure, the dry dock vessel loaded aboard the Carnival Vista for a short trip to Freeport, Bahamas, for maintenance on her azimuth pod drives. This video shows the delicate docking procedure from start to finish.