Giant Anchor Lands in Hong Kong

The anchor from the world’s largest ship, the ex Seawise Giant/Jahre Viking, ended its final journey in Hong Kong today.

The legendary Seawise Giant/Jahre Viking measured more than 450 meters long from bow to stern and is considered the largest manmade moving object ever made. 

The ship was first owned by Hong Kong and then by Norwegian ship owners. 

The ship’s 35 ton anchor will be placed in front of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum at its new location in Central in 2012. The Norwegian government has financed the transport of the anchor to its final port of call in Hong Kong, as a token of the longstanding and close co-operation between Hong Kong and Norway in the maritime industries.

The transport was carried out by Norwegian Wilhelmsen Marine Services.

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