World’s biggest ship is the Ema Maersk – a container ship of gigantic proportions. No, we don’t need a bigger ship than this one!
With an abnormally big ship come big responsibilities. But what if your ship is the biggest one in the world? Well, let’s just say that the responsibility amplifies to an all extreme. Yes, we’re talking about the Ema Maersk. World’s biggest ship beam measures 56 m (184 ft), it’s 397 m (1,302 ft)long and reaches a depth of 30 m (98 ft). When we combine the bridge of a PS-class vessel and the accommodation, we get something as high as a twelve-storey building.
The builder behind this creation is A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. They have launched the world’s biggest ship in 2006 and now, we’re checking out how huge it actually is. Considering how enormous the world’s biggest ship is, we expect it to also be a pretty safe place. If you are going to travel across the globe with a half-billion-dollar cargo you have to do your best.
How many bananas can a single 20-foot container hold? – 48,000. In theory, a PS-vessel like the Emma Maersk would be able to transport about 528 million bananas in a single trip. This is enough to give every person in Europe one banana.
The main engine of the world’s biggest ship produces 109,000 HP. This, on the other hand, equals to that of 1,156 family cars. At least that’s what the company claims. Overall, there are a lot of things that one can talk about when it comes to this ship. It’s enormous and there are a lot of segments to go over.
That’s why we take a walk through the ship with this documentary. The video below reveals almost everything you need to know about this expensive piece of machinery.