This footage makes we think how alien the medium of water is to us land animals. It’s unstable, unpredictable, and constantly shifting. The best we can do to cope is rivet large slabs of steel together into a hollow vessel, chuck it in, and hope it floats.

For practical info about these ships post-launch, check out:
How to: Travel by cargo ship
Notes from a cargo ship deckhand

* Feature photo: mikebaird