Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Neverending Ship

Container ship Maersk Douglas, IMO 9297876, tugboat Pierluigi Neri, port of LivornoThe tugboat “Pierluigi Neri” is slowly towing the 294 meter “Maersk Douglas” out of the port of Livorno. The ship is built precisely to the Panamax standard limit: the maximum length allowed in the lock chambers of the Panama Canal is 294.1 meters. Container ship Maersk Douglas, IMO 9297876, port of LivornoThe same cargo ship few moments later, passing behind the “castle” of the pilots of the port.

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External links: Panamax (Wikipedia)
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9 comments:

joo said...

The first one looks fantastic but I love the second picture more - there are so many stories behind it!

Hilda said...

That building-like structure is part of the ship?! In the first photo, I thought it was a building behind the ship! That thing is massive!

brattcat said...

Nicely done, these. I particularly like the perspective on the second.

B Squared said...

Just amazing how big some of these ships are.

henny said...

From the second photo, I can't imagine it's a part of a super long ship.

Jacob said...

Such great photos...you had me smiling from the get-go...

That's the trouble with some ship owners, however: You give 'em an inch and they take 294 meters!

A very looooong ship!

Have a fun and interesting and joyful day, VP!

Halcyon said...

That's pretty neat. I didn't know there were standards for the canals and such, but it obviously makes sense!

m_m said...

Wow! Very long:) Nice shots!

nobu said...

Very long ship.
Nice photos in the port!