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Fincantieri has delivered to MSC Cruises new cruise ship MSC Seaview

With a tonnage of 153 thousand tons, it can accommodate 5,331 passengers and a crew of 1.413 people

Today Fincantieri near the yard of Monfalcone has delivered to MSC Cruises new cruise ship MSC Seaview, fifteenth unit of the fleet of the company and new flagship for the Mediterranean whose construction has demanded investments for about 800 million euros. With a tonnage of 153.516 tons, a length of 323,3 meters, a width of 41 meters and the maximum speed of 21,3 knots, the ship can accommodate 5,331 passengers and a crew of 1.413 people. MSC Seaview, that next saturday to Genoa will be christened, will be employed in the Mediterranean in summer, with home port in the port of call of the capital of Liguria, and in South America in winter.

With binoculars MSC Seaside, the larger ship never constructed in Italy that is delivered last November, MSC Seaview is the second ship constructed in Italy from MSC Cruises and is the third ship of the company to being launched in the course of last the 12 months within a total plan of investments from 10,5 billion euros that preview the construction of a total of 12 new ships within 2026, year in which the fleeting abilities to the crocieristico group it will be tripled. The crocieristica company of group MSC has emphasized that considering the construction of MSC Seaview and binoculars MSC Seaside, besides the two ships of class "Seaside Age" already ordered to Fincantieri that will be taken in delivery in 2021 and 2023, the MSC investments Cruises in single the shipbuilding one in Italy exceeds 3,5 billion euros generating total economic falling back on the estimable territory in about 10 billion.

The ceremony of delivery of MSC Seaview has been carried out to the presence of Gianluigi Aponte, founder and executive president of group MSC, and they have taken part to you, between the others, Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, Giuseppe Bono, managing director of Fincantieri, and the governors of the Region Friuli Venice Julia, Massimiliano Fedriga, and of the Venetian Region, Luca Zaia.

The president of the regional agency of the Friuli Venice Julia has evidenced that "by the historical yard of Monfalcone, founded by the Cosulich family in 1908 and still the greatest plant than production ships of cruise of the Fincantieri group, in last the 28 years is constructed 37 ships of cruise for a value of about 16 billion euros: they are numbers - it has found Massimiliano Fedriga - that they perfectly characterize the impact of productive and social woven Fincantieri on of the Friuli Venice Julia in terms of wealth and the job". "Of 15 billion euros that represents the value of the export of our region in 2017 - it has added Fedriga, it anticipates to the ceremony with the regional city council member to the productive Activities, Sergio Bini, and to the mayors of Monfalcone, Anna Maria Cisint, and Trieste, Roberto Dipiazza - 15% drift own from the shipbuilding one with beyond two billions of euro thanks to a row whom hundred of regional companies involves and guarantees beyond 14 thousand places of work, 9 thousand of which employed in the yard of Monfalcone".

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