A 44,000 deadweight tonnage shop ran aground in Mauritius last Thursday night after the crew got into a fight in the engine room.
On the day after Christmas, the largest container ship to call at a US port will stop by the Port of Los Angeles, the largest port in the US. But it’s largely just a PR event: Like many US ports, the Port of LA is not completely ready to welcome this size megaship, which will soon be standard on the high seas.
The MSC Zoe is 1,297 feet long. It has an engine that’s 51 feet high. It can carry 398,544,000 pounds worth of stuff. Here it is playing the Star Wars theme on its horn.
There's nothing more dramatic than a crash seen in slow motion. Or, in this case, a 631-foot container ship running aground so slowly it looks like it's in slow motion.