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Largest Vessel Ever To Enter The San Francisco Bay

The biggest ship to ever come into San Francisco Bay cruised under the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday afternoon. The huge container ship is a one-quarter mile long and as wide as a 10-lane freeway. She's now docked at the Port of Oakland. The South Korean-built MSC Fabiola is one and a half times longer than the Transamerica Pyramid is tall. She can hold 12,500 20-foot containers and if you unloaded them all and put them end to end they would stretch from San Francisco to San Jose. She's one-third larger than the container ships we're used to seeing. It took two bar pilots to navigate the MSC Fabiola across the bay.

"The second pilot will be bringing what's called a precision piloting unit, which is a carry aboard electronic GPS navigational system independently of the ships system," Capt. Bruce Horton said. The bay pilots have been training for a year and a half on a simulator at th


Added: Mar-22-2012 Occurred On: Mar-22-2012
By: jbpnw
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Tags: cargo ship, record, largest, san francisco bay, Fabiola, raw video
Location: San Francisco, California, United States (load item map)
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