While ghost ships may still haunt the Bermuda Triangle, real research ships have a finite life. Fortunately, we can build more! This is just what Australia is doing, building their brand new global scale research vessel the R/V Investigator.
And you can watch it’s construction in this timelapse by CSIRO. One entire year of building compressed into 5 minutes of AWESOME. And watching a research ship being pieced together on land gives me a new found perspective on just how large this thing is. I also heart the rad paint job. Although I totally lost it at the 3:30 mark when the “Investigator Erection Area” signed popped up (see what I did there).