Sunday, January 30, 2011

One of the Biggest Container Ships in the World! Built by Maersk!

Following is a picture of The Ship entering the port.

The Ship is bigger than any aircraft carrier. It carries 15,000 containers and has a crew of 13!

It was designed for High Sea travels only and is unable to navigate the Suez or Panama canals.

The tug boats look like toy boats!

It's 10 floors to the Command Bridge!

Its top speed is 55.80 km/h. It would travel from China to California in 4 days!

11 cranes can load or unload The Ship at the same time!

The Dimensions:
Length - 1,302 ft (396.85 meters)
Width - 207 ft (63.1 meters)
Load Capacity - 123,200 tons
Diesel Engine - 14 cylinders inline
Max. Power Output - 108,920 metric HP
Top Speed - 31 knots (55.80 km/h)

The first trip was with 13 crew. The cost was $145,000,000 US Dollars.

The Engine

The Crankshaft

Isn't This Amazing?!