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TESTING OF THE LARGEST EUROPEAN LINER

samedi 29 avril 2017, par David

We went to see the enormous MSC Meraviglia which went off to sea for a second round of testing.
The ship, built by STX, is the largest liner ordered by a European shipowner ...
It came out of its dry dock at 6.50 am yesterday morning, 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 carry out its first trials at sea.
Built at the STX shipyards, the ship embarked with 350 workers and technicians on board. The objective is to carry out a battery of tests in open sea before its delivery at the end of May. Its return is scheduled for 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 is going to construct 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 from the STX shipyards and is scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2019.

Directed by David LAFORGE


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