Now since ships are getting even bigger, they are being built in sections and then the sections are being assembled in the dry dock. Sometimes then, the sections are built on land and slide down the rails into the water.
That was the case for the bow section of Sky Princess. The bow was built at Fincantieri's Castellammare di Stabia yard near Naples. Last Thursday the 7,600-ton (weight) section was launched and rolled down the rails into the water.
The complete story appeared in the February 5 edition of Cruise News Daily.
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