The largest passenger ship in the world is ‘Harmony of the Seas’, which was built by STX France. The most luxurious cruiser is impressive by all the figures – is 362 meters long, has even 16 decks, can accommodate more than 8,000 passengers, and will employ more than 2,000 crew members. No less
impressive is the price of 1.1 billion dollars, which ‘Royal Carribean’ company has to pay for completed cruiser.
By complete specifications, ‘Pioneering Spirit’ is the largest ship ever built. Twin-hull ship-crane is built for oil rigs transportation and the laying and removal of pipes. Over 400,000 tons heavy monster is powered by nine MAN Diesel engines that develop enormous 94640 kW overall. It was built by South Korean company DSGE, and the ship can accommodate as many as 571 crew members!
With a length of exactly 400 meters, the container ship ‘Barzan’ is currently the longest ship in the world. It was built in a South Korean shipyard Hyundai for Qatar-based company UASC. It is also ‘the greenest’ cargo ship currently in use for its energy efficiency. ‘Barzan’ has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions, which is as much as 50% less than the lower limit of the performance index prescribed by the International Maritime Organization.
‘Dockwise Vanguard’ is currently the largest ship for heavy loads transportation. Although primarily designed as an oil rig carrier, is also used to
transport other ships. With emptied ballast tanks, very spacious deck that can accommodate cargo weighing up to 110,000 tons, drowns up to 16 meters below the sea surface. Needless to say, it is built in South Korea.
Currently, the fastest ship in the world is the passenger catamaran Francisco, named after Pope Francis. Catamaran, which accommodates more than 1,000 passengers and 150 vehicles, can sail at the maximum speed of nearly 107 km / h. Credit for this goes on two gas turbines that can jointly deliver up to HP 118000, but this is not the only feature of this water speeder. ‘Francisco’ is the first vessel of this type that uses natural gas (LNG) as a primary fuel, which according to the Australian manufacturer ‘Intek’ makes it the most environmentally friendly catamaran in the world.