Monday, August 11, 2014

Preparing to Undock

Meyer Werft has been readying Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas to leave the building dock, and they have provided us with these stunning pictures.

Often as the ship is being towed stern-first out of the building dock, you'll notice a tug boat at the bow. In the second photo, you'll see that tug boat already in position at Quantum's bow. Have you ever wondered how it gets there? Meyer says they pick it up with a crane and carry it around the ship and place it there. They make it sound so simple.

Photos courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.