A new 2017 Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse entered the records books last week as cargo aboard the massive OOCL FRANCE container ship when it was delivered to Charleston, South Carolina.

As reported by the Charleston Regional Business Journal on June 7, 2017:

...“The OOCL FRANCE was not only the largest containership to have called on Charleston, but also the largest in its class to sail through the Panama Canal to date.”

The vessel OOCL FRANCE was built in 2013 and is 1202 feet in over all length and boasts a 158 foot beam. A recent enlargement of the Panama Canal now allows for cargo ships of this massive size. This class of ship, referred to as a neo-PANAMAX vessel, has a capacity to carry between 11,000 and 14,000 cargo boxes on one excursion.

Crane operators and stevedores at the Port of Charleston moved thousands of shipping containers on and off the ship at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina during its one-day visit. And one yacht! Specifically a Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse — the first of this model on the east coast. The boat was received in excellent condition, started and run on its own power after a month at sea. Within five days it was commissioned, tested, demonstrated and delivered to its Charleston-based owners.

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