Today, we finished the first half of the Viking ship. After the painting was finished we carefully lifted the top section of the ship with the forklift and bolted the shipping frames to the bottom. These will prevent the ship from sliding in the container during transit. These ship pieces are now ready to crane into the container.
The view from the end of the ship shows how the keels will bolt on to secure the two halves together once it arrives on site in Dubai. The ships will sit in a pool about 30″ deep. The galvanized mesh on the bottom is to allow the water to flow in and out of the bottom of the ship around the frame.