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Triple-E faces first real test

On May 27th, the first Triple-E will be tested in open waters to gauge its performance. Four other ships are currently under construction at the DSME shipyard in South Korea.

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Maersk Line placed its order for 20 ultra large Triple-E ships at South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) back in February 2011. In three weeks, on May 27th, more than two years after the ships were ordered, the first Triple-E will be ready for its so-called Sea Trial, where the ship's performance will be tested through 12 days in open waters.

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