This article discusses the ship that was used to build the first offshore wind farm in the United States. This 15,000-ton ship, Brave Tern is described in the article as a "real world transformer". This is because this ship has the ability to transform itself from just any old cargo ship, to a construction platform, with the help of four extensive legs on all four corners of the ship. Brave Tern crossing the barrier between the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere is shocking in itself. Never has one of these ships been spotted in the waters of the Western Hemisphere and this ships voyage, which occurred this past July has become the first. This is simply because the United States simply does not have access to one of these ships for the building of offshore wind farms.
Several months of planning must go into the voyage in order to assure a safe passage across the Atlantic Ocean. Although the Brave Tern was prepared to face some storms through its extensive planning with wind and currents, the trip couldn't have went better. Another miraculous aspect of this ship is that it is able to pinpoint the location it wishes to be above, and when it reaches this location, the four steel legs of the ship lock into the seafloor. This process is described in the article as parking a huge ship in a small garage. This process is guided only by a GPS and underwater thrusters which keep the boat in place. This miraculous maneuver is followed up by several hundred crew members working through the next 18 days on assembling each one of these turbines, creating the first offshore wind farm in the United States.