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Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678

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On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678



Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?
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On Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 19:53:53 UTC-3, Keyser Söze wrote:
On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678

Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?
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I can only imagine!
I went to the ports arrivals and departures where it lists the Marco Polo at 174,000 G?T.
Not sure if that means fully loaded or dry. That's almost equal to two Nimitz class aircraft carriers.
One site compared it to the French aircraft carrier, Charles d'Gaulle. The French warship looked puny in the comparison graphic..
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True North wrote:
On Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 19:53:53 UTC-3, Keyser Söze wrote:
On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678

Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?
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I can only imagine!
I went to the ports arrivals and departures where it lists the Marco Polo at 174,000 G?T.
Not sure if that means fully loaded or dry. That's almost equal to two Nimitz class aircraft carriers.
One site compared it to the French aircraft carrier, Charles d'Gaulle. The French warship looked puny in the comparison graphic..


There are container ships that can hold about 50% more.
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Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host ithttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/marco-polo-halifax-breaks-record-biggest-cargo-ship-1.6030678


That's a tiny bit longer than the old deisel powered carrier that
I served on. Much larger war and other ships exist
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On Tue, 18 May 2021 18:53:50 -0400, Keyser Söze
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On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678



Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?


About 65-70 based on what I read and it is roughly 3% more efficient
than it's closest competitor.

BTW you can hitch a ride in a typical cruise ship style cabin or suite
for ~$120-180 a day double occupancy. (11 cabins in various trims).
No pool, spa or casino and I doubt you are getting baked Alaska at
dinner.
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On Tue, 18 May 2021 16:15:01 -0700 (PDT), True North
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On Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 19:53:53 UTC-3, Keyser Söze wrote:
On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678

Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?
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I can only imagine!
I went to the ports arrivals and departures where it lists the Marco Polo at 174,000 G?T.
Not sure if that means fully loaded or dry. That's almost equal to two Nimitz class aircraft carriers.
One site compared it to the French aircraft carrier, Charles d'Gaulle. The French warship looked puny in the comparison graphic..



Gross tonnage is 176546 (probably metric tons).

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On Tue, 18 May 2021 19:51:58 -0400, Alex wrote:

True North wrote:
On Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 19:53:53 UTC-3, Keyser Söze wrote:
On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678

Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?
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* Lock up Trump and his family of grifters. *


I can only imagine!
I went to the ports arrivals and departures where it lists the Marco Polo at 174,000 G?T.
Not sure if that means fully loaded or dry. That's almost equal to two Nimitz class aircraft carriers.
One site compared it to the French aircraft carrier, Charles d'Gaulle. The French warship looked puny in the comparison graphic..


There are container ships that can hold about 50% more.


The record is a 2020 build HMM Algeciras at 228,283 tons (South Korea)

Marco Polo is 8 years old.

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On 5/18/21 9:39 PM, wrote:
On Tue, 18 May 2021 18:53:50 -0400, Keyser Söze
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On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678



Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?


About 65-70 based on what I read and it is roughly 3% more efficient
than it's closest competitor.

BTW you can hitch a ride in a typical cruise ship style cabin or suite
for ~$120-180 a day double occupancy. (11 cabins in various trims).
No pool, spa or casino and I doubt you are getting baked Alaska at
dinner.


And you probably won't get deathly ill.

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Keyser Söze wrote:
On 5/18/21 4:43 PM, True North wrote:
Not sure if anyone has much interest in boats or ships anymore but we
have a special visitor in Halifax.
Supposed to be the biggest container ship to ever visit the east coast
of North America and the Port of Halifax is first to host it


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ship-1.6030678



Wowser! Wonder how many gallons per mile it burns?


I think the QE2 got something like 12 inches per gallon.



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