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World’s Largest Cargo Ship

Get a load of this ship!

* 15,000 containers
* 207′ beam
* Longer than a US Aircraft carrier
* Crew size has a complement of 5,000 men and officers
* Notice that 207′ beam means it was NOT designed for The Panama or Suez canal .. It is strictly transpacific.
* “Cruise speed” 31 knots means the goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China-to-California run. So this Behemoth is hugely competitive carrying perishable goods.
* This ship was built in three, perhaps as many as five sections. The Sections floated together and then welded.
* The ship is named Emma Maersk.
* The command bridge is higher than a 10 storey building and has 11 crane rigs that can operate simultaneously.

Additional info:

* Country of origin – Denmark
* Length – 1,302 ft
* Width – 207 ft
* Net cargo – 123,200 tons
* Engine – 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP) Cruise Speed – 31
* Knots, Cargo capacity – 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3 container)
* Crew – 13 people First Trip – Sept. 08, 2006
* Construction cost – US $145,000,000+
* Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year

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Comments

DEB BOSE says:

THIS SHIP AN ENGINEERING CHALLENGE WHICH THE SHIPYARD HAS OVERCOME VERY WELL .
THE PHOTOS ARE VERY GOOD .I WISH TO SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THIS SHIP .
TAKE CARE
BYE .

Nicki says:

We’ve got a Yamamoto 3 ½ inch tube, fishing 8 knot and we’re
going to talk a little bit of line; leet it get to the action.
But if you want to be introduced by scrnt energy, you know.
What is back there in the 1880s. I wsh you every success.

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