The Blue Marlin is one helluva ship!
Based out of Willemstad, Curacao (tiny Caribbean island owned by the Netherlands), the Blue Marlin is one of the largest semi-submersible lift sips in the world.
The Blue Marlin will submerge itself in water so massive ships and structures (ie: USS Cole warship, 60K ton oil rigs, SBX-1 DoD radar detection system, etc) can be loaded onto it. The Blue Marlin then re-emerges with its cargo and takes it 15,000+ miles around the world.
Blue Marlin stats:
- 738-feet long
- Square footage of deck = 120,850-square feet!
- Weighs 56,000 metric tons
- Range of 29,000 miles
- Top speed = 17mph
- Can hold 60 people
- 38 cabins
- Gym, sauna, swimming pools, etc.