If you have a laser on your pistol, this is NOT the way to test it.
Ship Flips 90 Degrees to do Research!
A US Navy ship goes vertical in the ocean to become a research station. Its a real life Transformer! When flipped, most of the buoyancy for the platform is provided by water at depths below the influence of surface waves, hence FLIP is a stable platform mostly immune to wave action, like a spar buoy. The ship is frequently mistaken for a capsized ocean transport ship.