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Risk Ahoy: Maersk, Daewoo Build the World's Biggest Boat - Businessweek

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I dunno, i think that THIS is cooler:
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I guess they took Chief Brody's words to heart


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Yes that is pretty cool, and so is this if you havent already seen it:
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Re: Biggest Boat

9000 40 ft containers. a 100+ mile convoy leaving the harbour whenever she offloads. That is just an awesome sense of scale. To put it in perspective, by the time the last truck is leaving San Diego, the first truck has been hijacked and the cargo stolen in LA.
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Re: Biggest Boat

Amazingly enough this will not be the biggest ship ever built. The ULCC's of the 70's and 80's topped out at over 1500 feet! They would take up a quarter of the horizon if they were within a few miles of you.

The world's largest supertanker was built in 1979 at the Oppama shipyard by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. as the Seawise Giant. This ship was built with a capacity of 564,763 DWT, a length overall of 458.45 metres (1,504.1 ft) and a draft of 24.611 metres (80.74 ft).[35] She had 46 tanks, 31,541 square metres (339,500 sq ft) of deck, and at her full load draft, could not navigate the English Channel.

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The essential difference bewteen VLCC and these Mearsk monsters is that the containers ships cruise at 20 knots. From horizon to your boat in 12 minutes and no way they're going to have time to turn.

If you're in their path you have a crisis on your hands even in the middle of the day.


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