Thursday, June 20, 2013

First Triple-E Vessel Christened (South Korea)

Maersk Line's newest vessel, the first of the Triple-E series, was named on June 14 in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It bears the name of the late Maersk Mc-Kinny Moller, who passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98.

Maersk Line CEO, Soren Skou, began the ceremony by welcoming all the special guests and recounting the important tradition of naming ceremones in Maersk ever since the first event in 1906 welcomed Peter Maersk as the second vessel in the fleet.

"I name you Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller."

"As you sail the waters of the world, may your journeys be smooth and your tasks successful. May you bring happiness to your crew, may you be a safe haven for all who board you and may you bring pride and prosperity to all. I wish you Godspeed!"

  -Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla

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