Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fincantieri Begins to Stretch MSC Armonia

MSC Armonia arrived in the Fincantieri yard at Palermo (Italy) on Sunday (August 31, 2014) to begin an 11-week process of lengthening and refitting the ship with a number of new features. The new 24-meter midsection that will be inserted during the process is completed and floating near the dry dock where the ship is being cut in two. The actual insertion will come in mid-September. The new section will contain 194 passenger staterooms and 59 crew cabins. It will add 5,000 gross tons to the size of the ship.

MSC Armonia arrives at the yard. Work began on the hull immediately.

The new midsection was built at the Palermo yard and has already been completed.

All of the fittings are complete in the section's interior and just need to be connected to those in the ship.

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