the worlds largest ship….

…is a catamaran! Well, not technically the worlds largest, and surely not the kind of catamaran you were hoping, but it is still an interesting story.

big catThe world’s largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, has set sail from its shipyard in South Korea for Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands.

The Pieter Schelte, which left South Korea on Wednesday, is due to arrive at the port for completion in December. The vessel is 124m (407ft) wide and 382m (1,253ft) long – as long as the Empire State Building is high.

Designed to assist offshore oil rigs, it reportedly cost around £1.9bn ($2.97bn) to build. More here.