Friday, November 15, 2013

Fincantieri Floats out Costa Diadema at Marghera Yard

Fincantieri put water under the keel of Costa Diadema allowing the ship to float for the first time today at the company's Marghera yard (near Venice) today.

The 132,500-gross ton vessel will be delivered on October 30, 2014. Deployment will initially be in the western Mediterranean during the winter 2014-2015 season. 

Just before the valve is turned and water pours into the dry dock.

The first water pours into the dry dock. Filling the dry dock takes almost a day. The ship will then be towed to a finishing dock.

Antonio Quintano (Director Fincantieri Marghera shipyard ), Franca Grasso (madrina - godmother), and Michael Thamm: CEO Costa Crociere