Launched in 1992, the 7,560 ton displacement Marjata, the third Norwegian spy ship to carry that name, has a pretty tough primary mission- to chase around and shadow the Russian Navy’s incredibly powerful, Barents and Norwegian Sea based Northern Fleet, through some of the most challenging sea conditions in the world.
What a fascinating vessel.
At 194 feet wide and 1,312 feet long, the Matz Maersk Triple E is the largest ship ever built. It can carry 18,000 20-foot containers; its propellers weigh 70 tons apiece; it is too big for the Panama Canal, though it can shimmy through the Suez. All this is to say: This is a ship of daunting proportions.
Work on world’s largest cruise ship, MS Oasis of the Seas, has been completed. The vessel is set to depart from Turku, Finland to its hometown port in Everglades, Florida in roughly two weeks. The Chairman’s Blog discussing the manufacturing process of the vessel is definitely worth reading.
(via YLE, in Finnish)