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17 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:27 GMT+1

November 6, 2019

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In the ship yard of Marghera the technical launch of the Costa Firenze cruise ship

Investigation on 19 companies that carry out work in I subcontract for the Fincantieri group

Today in the ship yard of Marghera of the Fincantieri group the technical launch of Costa Firenze, the second ship of the Costa Crociere company planned and constructed purposely for the Chinese market has been carried out. Costa Firenze is twin of Costa Venezia, always constructed from Fincantieri to Monfalcone and inaugurated to Trieste slid first March, and will be delivered next the 30 to the crocieristica company september once completed the internal preparations. Costa Firenze will be placed to Singapore from where, beginning from on 20 October, he will offer dedicated cruises to the Chinese customers.

With a tonnage of 135.500 gross tons and an ability to beyond 5.200 passengers, Costa Firenze and Costa Venezia are the greatest ships introduced from Coast in the Chinese market, where the Italian company has entered in order before in 2006 and is currently leader. The two ships take part of a plan of expansion of the fleet that comprises a total of seven new ships in delivery for the group Coast within 2023, for a total investment of beyond six billions of euro.

While the Customs corps of Venice have operated an arrest and have carried out 80 searchs in Veneto, Liguria, Friuli, Marche, Campania, Puglia and Sicily within an investigation that involves 19 companies that carry out work in subcontract for the Fincantieri group, operation - than currently it sees 34 inquired - that is arranged by the Public Prosecutor's Office of Venice and that is understanding to assess crimes of exploitation of the labor. Fincantieri has claimed own non involvement regarding the facts which the investigations refer. The navalmeccanico group has specified that "it is assuring full collaboration to the investigators and wishes that will be demonstrated the complete non involvement of employee own. Whereby instead the accusations the society was confirmed - it has specified Fincantieri in a note - will adopt immediate provisions regarding dependent that had become responsible for illicit conducts, lesive of the image of the society". The note is concluded emphasizing that "Fincantieri adopts, also as issuing quoted, operating and normative the standards more elevated than patient compliance, and print constantly own action to ethical principles and of maximum transparency".

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