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This strange ship is designed to take on 700 tons of seawater and partly sink to carry out ocean research

This strange looking 355 foot-long ship is designed to partly capsize to carry out ocean research. The RP FLIP – short for Floating Instrument Platform – was created by the US Navy in 1962 and it is still used to this day to carry out naval research. The vessel safely capsizes itself by opening valves at the stern, making the bow rise up in the air. Ballast inside the stern helps to keep the RP FLIP upright even during heavy waves.
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