After beginning to floating the ship up on Friday afternoon (November 8, 2013), the dry dock continued flooding overnight, and Saturday three tugs towed TUI's Mein Schiff 3 to the finishing dock at the STX Finland yard in Turku (Finland) where it will remain over the next six months while it is completed. The 99,700 gross ton ship is slated for delivery May 2014.
Here, after the gates to the dry dock are opened, Mein Schiff 3 is towed out by a single tug and assisted by two others (to control the ship since it has no power at this point). The ship's main engines won't be started for the first time until January.
Work will continue on Mein Schiff 3 at the finishing dock until it is delivered in May 2014. The ship is shown here Saturday afternoon.
Photos courtesy of TUI Cruises and
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