BIGGEST MERCHANT SHIP TO VISIT PORTSMOUTH

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Just after Christmas 2016 what is reported to be the largest merchant ship ever to call at Portsmouth, the UK-flagged Ocean Promise, arrived in the port.

The 26,718gt container ship arrived to the commercial port after Christmas at sea. She sailed a few days later for Antwerp and then called at Hamburg in early January 2017.

The 2001-built vessel measures 210.07m by 30.23m and was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan, South Korea.

She is pictured on 29 December 2016 by Mike Critchely.

BIGGEST MERCHANT SHIP TO VISIT PORTSMOUTH