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Worlds largest cruise ship on the way to Fort Lauderdale, FL

At 0:18AM local time here in Denmark worlds largest cruise ship MS Oasis of the Seas passed the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark after it left STX Europe, Shipbuilding in Turku, Finland the day before yesterday.

It’s maiden voyage from Miami should be on december 1st. 2009.

It was a tough job for the captain to bring it through the bridge. The ship is 72 m (236 ft) highh above sealevel but the bridge has 65 metres (213 ft) in high to pass.

Oasis could only pass the bridge because it can lower the exhausts but that wasn’t enough too, so the ship had to wait until it was lowest tide in the Great Belt and the captain had to speed up to maximum speed, 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph)to make it. Because of the max speed shiped was pulled further down into the water. And it was only inches left between ship and bridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Oasis_of_the_Seas

Video of the passage of the bridge:

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