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That monster container ship at Honolulu Harbor? It's record-setting

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Goliath of ships is a can't-miss (and can't be missed) sight in Honolulu this week. 

In fact, the Denmark-flagged Sofie Maersk is the largest ship ever to port in Honolulu.

The container ship was towed to Pier 2 on Monday after experiencing engine trouble at sea.

The ship, owned by Danish company A.P. Moller Maersk, is nearly 1,200 feet long (or about as long as four football fields) and weight more than 92,000 tons.

It's worth? A cool $17.5 million.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the massive vessel was China-bound when it "experienced main engine trouble, mostly with bad fuel" after departing from Mexico, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur.

A maritime bulletin issued March 4 said the Sofie Maersk started to go adrift in the central North Pacific. Help finally arrived last week and the ship was towed by an offshore supply tug. 

Due to weather conditions, Honolulu was chosen as the best place to initiate repairs and take provisions, according to the vessel's operating carrier.

The ship's cargo is expected to remain on board. 

According to World Maritime News, the earliest estimated arrival time in Qingdao will be on April 8.

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