Ukraine's Yuzhny port welcomes first 300-m-long box ship ever / Photo

The 4300teu Maersk Brooklyn docked at Yuzhny Merchant Sea Port, Ukraine. This is the first 300-meter-long container ship that called ever at the Ukrainian port, the Port Authority said Tuesday in a press release.

The huge box ship on December 22 was piloted by "Delta-Pilot" (a subsidiary of state-owned Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) and moored at TransInvestService (TIS) container terminal.

The M/V Maersk Brooklyn (YB - 2077) is operated on Maersk Line's container service between Latin America and the Black Sea. Ship's length - 294 m, beam - 32 m, depth - 12.4 m, maximum capacity - 4,300 TEUs. Homeport - Copenhagen.

State-run Yuzhny Merchant Sea Port founded in 1978 is located on the northwest coast of the Black Sea, in the ice-free Small Adzhalyksk (Grygoryivsky) estuary, 30 km northeast of Odessa. The Port is accessible from sea through a 3km-long 14-m-deep canal, so pilotage service is required for inbound and outbound vessels.