Princess Mary Names Container Ship

  September 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary today officially named the newest container ship of the A.P. Møller-Mærsk fleet.

The event took place at Langelinie, in the presence of Crown Prince Frederik, the Danish Interior and Economy Minister, Margrethe Vestager, and Ane Maersk McKinney Uggla, at ten in the morning.

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“I name you ‘Majestic Maersk’. I wish you safe navigation. May you and your crew have successful activities in the oceans, for the benefit of your crew, your owners and your country. I wish you a good journey,” the Crown Princess said before launching a bottle of champagne against the ship.

Following the official naming ceremony, Mary and Frederik and the main party were given a tour of the 398-metre long ship.

The container ship, named Majestic Mærsk, is one of the world’s largest container ships currently afloat. It can hold over 18,000 20-foot containers and is a Triple-E-Class container ship which will sail between ports in Europe and Asia.

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