Maersk Line's Triple-E container ships will star in their own television mini-series.
The shipping company said the Discovery Channel
will broadcast a six-part series on the construction of the ships at Daewoo's DSME shipyard in South Korea.
has exclusive access to document every stage of the build; from the design of the vessels unique hull to the construction of the Triple-E's enormous engines and propellers, from the environmental improvements and safety systems to the ship's naming ceremony and maiden voyage on the Asia-Europe route. All angles relating to the ships design, build and launch will be covered – with many sequences in 3D," the carrier said.
Maersk said the series will also "focus on the human side of the Triple-E's development and zoom in on the lives of some of the people involved with the ship including the naval architect, members of the site team supervising the build and the captain as he trains for his new role and eventually sails the first Triple-E out on its maiden voyage."
The company has a Website that focuses on the new ships
and has posted a time-lapse movie
of construction of the ship, due for delivery in 102 days. - Chris Dupin