SEATTLE (AP) — One of the biggest ships to ever enter American waters is set to arrive in Seattle on Monday.
KING-TV reports the Benjamin Franklin container ship is over 1,300 feet long and nearly 180 feet wide. It can hold 18,000 containers
The ship recently called at the Port of Long Beach, California, where it unloaded 13,000 containers. That’s more than twice the size of a typical container ship to call in the large California port.
When the ship heads to Seattle, Puget Sound pilots will bring it in. They will board at Port Angeles and then guide it toward its berth at the Port of Seattle.
The Puget Sound Pilots organization has been training senior pilots in a simulator to practice bringing the gigantic ship into port.
Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/
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