The Widest Ship in The World

Posted by: Jeremy Patterson on 11/17/2021

This wild looking ship, used to ping the bottom of the ocean floor in search of oil and natural gas deposits, is one of the largest man-made creations on the planet.

With 22,000 horsepower on tap, the Ramform Titan circles the globe in its methodical and never-ending search for petroleum. It has the capability to tow twenty-four seismic streamers – the small submarine-shaped sensors trailing behind the ship – which allows it to cover more ground as it sweeps the seafloor far below. The bulky vessel, nearly as wide as it is long, has a host of creature comforts as well, allowing the crew to relax in the swimming pool or enjoy a game of basketball when they’re not working.

If you google the name of the ship, you can actually track it on GPS and see where the Titan is exploring right now, and now you know what it’s out there doing.