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Cruiseship the Norwegian Breakaway in the Eemshaven

Leaving Meyer Werft at approximately 6 a.m. Germany time, sailing backwards, Norwegian Breakaway successfully cleared the first set of locks, and then continued along the river to her final destination in Eemshaven, The Netherlands.

Norwegian Breakaway is the largest cruise ship to ever be constructed in Germany; therefore, it required very precide maneuvers in order to pass through the narrow passage of the initial locks. The ship, measuring 1063 feet long and 130 feet wide; only had 1.6 meters clearance on the starboard side when it passed through the locks. A team of two were in control of the maneuvers, one in control of the bow and one in control of the stern, to ensure that the passage took place at minimum speed and only placed minimum pressure on the bumpers that lined the inside of the locks.
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Mar 17 2013 11:47 GMT fotoloekb PRO
Wow, wat een monster van een schip Ida!
Mar 17 2013 20:14 GMT hans55 PRO
wow .... impressive ship and great work !!
Mar 18 2013 10:06 GMT Hanny50
Fantastic Ida to see something like that happen, great fun!!
Mar 18 2013 13:24 GMT charlie26
Awesome entry Ida.