On Monday July 5th, the world's largest container ship Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller entered the Gulf of Aden sailing westward toward the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, nearly 800 nautical miles to the west. Providing a security escort to Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller along the way was the Dutch war vessel, HNLMS Van Speijk (F828).
Background information for Maersk McKinney Moller:The newest ship of the Danish-carrier Maersk Line, the 1st of the Triple-E series, was named Friday morning in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It bears the name of the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller that passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98.
Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line, started the ceremony by welcoming all the special guests and recounting the significant tradition of naming ceremonies in MAERSK ever since the 1st event in 1906 welcomed Peter Mærsk as the 2nd ship in the fleet.
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MAERSK's 1st Triple-E Ship Christened in DSME