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Samsung's 'floating facility' is world's largest vessel

Behemoth: The Prelude, whose length is greater than the height of New York City's Empire State Building, cannot be described as a 'ship' as it is unable to move under its own steam and must be towed. - PHOTO: AFP

[SEOUL] South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has floated a tanker-shaped vessel tagged as the world's largest "floating facility" with a length greater than the height of the Empire State Building in New York. A Samsung spokeswoman said yesterday that the 488-metre long floating