Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MSC Armonia Goes under the Knife

MSC Armonia is now more than 24 meters longer than when it arrived at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo (Italy) at the end of last month. As part of MSC Cruises' Renaissance Project, the ship is being lengthened by way of inserting a 24-meter section in the middle. The cutting completed on Monday, it was pulled apart today on the rails in the dry dock, and the new midsection will be in place tomorrow.

These photos show the incision and the new section ready to be inserted. The time lapse video below shows today's whole process. For perspective on the size, note the people walking on the bottom of the dry dock.

Photos courtesy of MSC Crociere. Video courtesy of Matt Sparke. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.