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THE LARGEST SHIPS, BUILT NEAR LA BRISE

samedi 30 septembre 2017, par David

We went off to see the enormous MSC Meraviglia which has been sent off to sea for a second series of testing.
The ship, built by STX, is the largest ocean liner ever ordered by a European shipowner...
It came out of its dry dock at 6.50 am yesterday, April 28, to take advantage of the high tide. The MSC Meraviglia, the biggest ship ever ordered by a European shipowner, left Saint-Nazaire on Thursday to begin its first trials at sea.
Built at the STX shipyards, the ship embarked with 350 workers and technicians on board. The objective being to carry out a battery of tests in the open sea before its delivery at the end of May. Its return is scheduled on Sunday at Saint-Nazaire.
Commissioned by the Italian-Swiss ship owner MSC Cruises, the liner, 315 meters long and 43 meters wide, will accommodate up to 5,700 passengers on board.
The MSC Meraviglia is also the first of a series of eleven ocean liners that the shipowner are going to build over the next few years at the STX shipyards at Saint-Nazaire and at its Italian competitor (and likely future owner) Fincantieri.
The twin brother of the Meraviglia, named MSC Bellissima, was also ordered at the STX shipyards and is scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2019.
Directed by David LAFORGE



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