Launching a ship or a boat to water for the first time is a very important event.
The builder is satisfied with the results, the owner sees his pride and joy for the first time in the water. But sometimes, things can go horribly wrong. Equipment failure, engineering mistakes, anything goes.
From large ships that create huge waves to hauling small boats into disaster, these videos have them all.
Take a look below:
And a new set of disasters:
Finally, take a look at some ship launching done correctly: