Image courtesy of Mesuris VISIBLOC's 3D feed is displayed to crane operators and the foreman in real time. The bull's eye in the bottom-right corner helps guide the block to its target. Monsoon season in the Arabian Peninsula's Sultanate of Oman goes from early June to mid-September, bringing with it predictably rough weather that can stir up the seas. For workers building a 3-kilometer-long breakwater at a $3.25-billion greenfield port at Dugm, this could hamper their work a bit.The stormy forecast led Muhammad D. Suleiman El Dawood, the site project manager, to adopt a GPS- and sensor-aided system for underwater
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