Ship Flips 90° Vertically To Become A Research Station
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The FLIP research vessel is the only ship in the world capable to flip from a horizontal to a vertical position while at sea.

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Definition: trunnion: a pin or pivot on which something can be rotated or tilted.  
The FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) is 355 feet (108 meters) long and weighs 700 tons.  It operates worldwide, but usually floats on the US Pacific coast.  It carries a crew of 5 plus up to 11 scientists and has been in operation for over 50 years.  Wiki
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