Supertankers often transport huge quantities of dangerous goods. Ever wonder how supertankers are constructed? Thanks to the Discovery Channel, they will be broadcasting a series of six programs showing how the world’s largest vessels — Maersk Line’s 18,000teu Triple-E containerships were built. Maersk has given the Discovery Channel access to every stage of the Triple-E build from the design of the vessel’s unique hull, to the construction of the enormous engines and propellers, from the environmental improvements and safety systems, to the ship’s naming ceremony and maiden voyage on the Asia-Europe route.
“The Triple-E is an exceptional ship, in terms of its size as well as its energy saving technology and design. We’re excited about these vessels and proud to have Discovery Channel as a partner for showing how it is built and the people and passion behind it,” says Morten Engelstoft, Chief Operating Officer, Maersk Line.
The World’s Largest Ship will air on Discovery Channel in November, but to save you waiting all that time, Maersk Line has made available a time lapse video of the building of the Triple-E, that consists of 50,000 photos taken over a three-month period. (March 28 — Costha Post)