This is now Earth’s largest ship—so big it can lift oil rigs off the sea

This is the Pieter Schelte, which is now the largest ship sailing the seas, surpassing even the Maersk Triple-E*. Built by Daewoo in Korea, this catamaran is so huge that it can lift entire oil platforms off their base, pick up the base itself, and then transport it all to port—which is exactly what it’s designed to do.

This is why this 1,253 x 384 feet (382 x 117 meters) $1.7-billion titan is powered by eight 11.2 megawatt engines connected to 13 Rolls Royce 5.5 megawatt thrusters. Via This is now Earth’s largest ship—so big it can lift oil rigs off the sea.

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