- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Fans of big ships might want to hang out in Seattle on Monday. That’s when one of the biggest ships to ever enter American waters is set to arrive.

KING-TV reports ( https://is.gd/gRBQNz ) the Benjamin Franklin container ship is over 1,300 feet long and nearly 180 feet wide and can hold 18,000 containers.

The ship recently was in Long Beach, California, where it unloaded 13,000 containers. That’s more than twice the size of a typical container ship.

In Seattle, Puget Sound pilots will guide it into its berth at the Port of Seattle after boarding in Port Angeles.

The Puget Sound Pilots organization has been training pilots in a simulator to practice bringing the gigantic ship into port.


Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/

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