Trieste - June 4, 2018
Fincantieri has delivered today to MSC Cruises “MSC Seaview” in Monfalcone. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of Gianluigi Aponte, the shipowner as well as Founder and Executive Chairman of MSC Group, Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, Massimiliano Fedriga, Governor of Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Luca Zaia, Governor of Veneto.
With her sister ship MSC Seaside, delivered last November, MSC Seaview is the second ship to be built by Fincantieri for MSC Cruises in 6 months. With a gross tonnage of over 153 thousand tons and a length of 323 meters, MSC Seaview is the largest and most technologically advanced ship ever to be designed and built in Italy.
MSC Seaview is pushing the boundaries of pioneering ship building and design. MSC Seaview will be one of the more innovative ships at sea, also when it comes to the environmental technology that she will feature. In fact, not only she will comply with the highest international standards with this respect but will also receive from international classification society RINA – in addition to the main Class notations – its “Green Star 3 Design” notation in recognition of the attention that was paid to these aspects during the design and construction of the ship. RINA’s Green Star 3 – the latest and most comprehensive edition of the RINA’s Green STAR additional class notations – specifically recognises that MSC Seaview reaches the greatest levels of eco-compatibility thanks to the relevance of the various innovative measures put in place which help reduce the environmental footprint during operations. These include, amongst others, the exhaust gas cleaning system, the advanced waste water treatment, systems for the prevention of oil discharge from machinery spaces, the ballast water treatment system, and the ship’s Environmental Management Plan.
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated: “We will remember MSC Seaview, without doubt, as an authentic undertaking. Just six months ago, in fact, we celebrated in this same yard the delivery of the largest ship ever built in Italy, MSC Seaside, a revolutionary prototype. Today we are repeating this success with her sister ship. This is an amazing performance, that we are extremely proud of, carried out thanks to the technical and managerial skills, which made us great and acknowledged as such in the world and which allows us to look to the future with renewed confidence.”
Cruise ship "MSC Seaview". Image by MSC Cruises.
Fincantieri press release