The Triton

Where in the World

Megaship transits Suez

ADVERTISEMENT

The world’s largest ship transited the Suez Canal on Aug. 9. M/V Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the first Triple-E vessel, is 1,309 feet (399m) long with a beam of 194 feet (59m) and a depth of 99 feet (30m). It registers at 194,849 GT. It has a speed of 23 knots.



Opened for traffic in 1869, the Suez Canal is the oldest man-made canal in the world. Maersk Line sends an average of 27 container ships through Suez every week.



The canal is too narrow for ships to pass each other, so all ships enter through convoys on fixed times. It usually takes between 12 and 16 hours for a ship to go through the canal.



The Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and SCA officials joined the vessel to celebrate the occasion.

“We received a cake from the chairman, which we had on the bridge after lunch,” wrote the captains on their blog at maersklinesocial.com. “A very good cake indeed.”



PHOTO/MAERSK LINE

Related Posts...
News in the charter fleet M/Y Solo, a 233-foot (71m) Read more...
Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has sold a third yacht Read more...
M/Y Sherpa, previously Feadship 815, has been launched via the Read more...
Yachts sold M/Y Helios, a 194-foot (59m) Oceanco launched in Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, …

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan I recently helped outfit a yacht with glassware. The owners found a beautiful set of antique cobalt blue …

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently reconfigured the marina to hold more and larger yachts. The marina now has …

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

More than 200 captains, crew and industry people challenged the weather to attend Triton Networking last night with global marine travel …