Brave workers use hammers to launch a 26,000-ton ship to the water

It looks like a primitive method of launching such a large ship into the water.
Literally amazing how we can build a giant ship on land, and she can glide gently and gracefully over into the water. Kinda odd that we can’t engineer a better launch system than having 8 guys physically hammering a teeny pin holding a gajillion tons of ship back, and running for their lives when it starts to move. You probably can’t beat that adrenaline rush though either.