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VIDEO: Launch day from above

Launch day is always special, but it’s a safe bet that even in these days of camera phones in every corner, you haven’t seen one quite like this.

The Croatian shipyard Brodosplit recently launched a 500-foot, 14,000-ton K3000 Class heavy-lifting vessel that will be fitted with two 1,500-ton-capacity mast cranes — a prototype that is the largest heavy lifter in the world, according to the builder.

The twist to this launch day is that the shipyard documented it from multiple camera angles using GoPro HD action cameras, including one mounted to a radio-controlled quadcopter.