It Looks Like An Accident, But This Is How They Unload Timber In Canada

It looks like an accident, but this is how they unload timber in Canada

Reddit user JM2845 recently shared this amazing GIF of a barge in British Columbia emptying a load of timber into the water in a most unusual way, by tilting at 30 degrees and having its cargo tumble right off the side. Amazing.

Maybe this is commonplace amongst these kinds of barges, but it is certainly gasp-inducing to see a huge ship simply tilt so far to the side, as if a horrible disaster is taking place. The GIF is from this YouTube video, uploaded by user Vitaly Petrukhin:

Apparently the tilt is achieved through filling the ballast tank in a particular way. It's remarkable to look at, and probably really fun to be on the barge when it happens.

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