Eugen Mærsk

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Enebærodde Lighthouse and Eugen Maersk.jpg
Eugen Maersk passing the Enebærodde Lighthouse
Name: Eugen Mærsk
Owner: Maersk
Operator: Copenhagen,  Denmark
Builder: Odense Steel Shipyard
Yard number: 210
Identification: IMO number: 9321550
General characteristics
Class and type: Mærsk E-class container ship
Tonnage: 156,907 DWT
Length: 1,302 ft (397 m)
Beam: 183 ft (56 m)

The Eugen Maersk is a container ship owned by the Danish shipping company Maersk. The eighth and newest of the Mærsk E-class, built in 2008, she and her seven sister ships are among the largest container ships ever built. She has a total TEU capacity of 11,000 TEU containers; however, with other ratings she can hold 13,500 containers. This rating goes by physical space rather than weight. Her beam is 183 feet (56 m), her length 1,302 feet (397 m), and she has a deadweight tonnage of 156,907.[1]

The construction of this ship was the subject of a television documentary[2] on The Science Channel.

On 19 June 2013, a fire broke out in a container onboard Eugen Maersk.[3]


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  2. ^ "Colossal Construction: King of Container Ships"; also known as "Mega Builders" on other networks
  3. ^ Mærsk skib i havn efter containerbrand. Maritime Danmark, 19 June 2013. Retrieved on 2013-06-22.