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On Monday, I had the opportunity to visit and photograph the vessel Lars Maersk, which anchored in Cape Town harbour. My assignment was to photograph images of the vessel during a tour with captain Christian Hegart and the chief engineer. It’s only, when you are on a vessel of this size (it is 266 m long and 38m wide), that you get a feel for the enormous size of container ships. They look so small and cute when you see them from above the N2 driving to town. The reality is different, especially when the lift is not operating and you have to walk all the way from the bottom of the machine room to the bridge.

The view from the bridge over the containers takes away the feel that you are actually on a ship. Think 15 containers next to each other. That is a lot of containers. Unfortunately for the captain, he has seen one of the best views of Table Mountain, but so far didn’t have the chance to get onto it. Monday would have been the perfect day to do that…

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

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Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann
Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

Lars Maersk ©Jurgen Hansmann

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