- A gigantic ship was made in Subic
- It is considered one of the largest in the world
- The vessel is crafted mostly by Filipinos
Filipino hands have created one of the biggest container vessel in the world. Not only that, it was also built right here in the Philippines!
GMA News reports that Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines launched the first-ever Subic-made 20,600-TEU class container vessel on January 25.
The massive ship is 400 meters long, 59 meters wide, and 33 meters deep.
If you're having trouble imagining it. Imagine four football fields. That's how big its deck is!
It can even transport up to 20,950 units of 40-foot shipping containers! That's 12.5 kilometers long.
The ship is designed by Koreans, but the craftsmen were all Filipinos.
Present during the launch was Senator Richard Gordon and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Jo Yoo-Hoan, managing director and naval architect, praised the skill of Filipino workers.
"We're very proud of it, with the Philippine workers and the staff, very proud of them. They are so organized, so kind, so skillful. Wonderful, you know, workers. Our relationship between Korea and Philippines is fantastic."
The ship sailed from December 29, 2017 to January 2018 as part of a series of performance tests and technical inspections.
It is made for a French shipping company.
It will be delivered to its owner soon.
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