How Heavy Lift Ships Could Bring the Damaged USS Fitzgerald Home for Repairs

WIRED | 10/10/2017 | Alex Davies
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If the USS John S. McCain is Vin Diesel—big and strong—the MV Treasure is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Way bigger, way stronger. It’s what seafaring types call a heavy lift ship, and it’s designed to scoop up all sort of enormous things and haul them around the ocean. Oil rigs, yachts, wind turbines—they all become swaddled babes in the arms of a caring parent when a ship like the Treasure comes calling.

To bring the damaged McCain back to a US naval base in Japan for repairs, the Navy sent the MV Treasure. Like most heavy...
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