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A salvage crane lifts a large 800-ton ship which was washed ashore by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami during a salvage operation in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, on Monday.

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dang... that thing is HUGE.

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Took the words right out of my mouth, kuritorisu!

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Reminds me of the extreme machines in the world's large open-air coal mines.

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!!! that is more than huge -it's humongous! It must have had plenty of work to do up there.

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Beautiful photograph.

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Impressive. I've seen that picture many times on the TV and wondered how the heck they would move it. I'm guessing similar technology would be used to move the other ship that landed on top of a tall building.

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The one that landed on the top of the building is inland, so this crane is of no use for that.

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an 800 ton ship is not large - it is a tuna boat.

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A damn big tuna boat!

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Truly impressive machinery.

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wow.

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Bigger than my StepWgn

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cool

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I think they got the boat off the building last week, had to use two cranes to do it. This picture is incredible, amazing to see the scale of the recovery efforts.

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Interesting how they colour code the lifting hooks making one red, one blue, one yellow and one green. I figure that must be for the "lift angle adjustments" needed when picking up something huge which this crane was built to do. Hmmm, bait those hooks and catch some BIG FISHY!!!

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Japan industrial power at work, awesome.

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man what great machine awesome sight hats off to japanese engineers

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Great job to Japan engineers and technologies. Only Japanese could probably do this! Great photograph.

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Only Japanese could probably do this!

No. The Koreans and the Chinese certainly could. So could the Dutch, the Germans and the Swedes. The Russians and the Yanks quite probably could too.

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Only Japanese could probably do this

LOL

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Impressive photo. I heard someone say TV that actually a crane barge was swept out into the ocean by the tsunami, and they only found it recently. Wonder if it was this one. Wow.

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The picture tells us that the Japanese are the only ones doing it. I trust the geyser on the other side of the boat can now get past on his bike

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Goes to show you what the awesome power of nature can do.

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When we see a ship like that washed up on the shores, it really does make one wonder, but to see the equipment in revover it is even more amazing.

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More giant crane lifts are mobilized to this area to finish the clear-up before the reconstruction starts.

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