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Monday, September 23, 2019 

At the recent coin ceremony at the Fincantieri yard in Monfalcone, Italy (pictured), when the keel was laid for 'MSC Seashore', MSC Cruises revealed details of the significantly transformed overall design and new features of the ship.

At 339m MSC Seashore will be the Company’s longest ship when she enters service in June 2021. She will include a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system to reduce NOx by 90% and a next-generation Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system. The AWT system will meet the so-called ‘Baltic Standard’ and treat wastewater to a higher standard than most standards in cities. The newbuild will also be fitted with shore-to-ship power to further reduce emissions.

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, said: “Today’s ceremony marks another key milestone in the construction of one of our most innovative all-around ships yet. Most importantly, MSC Seashore – which will feature the latest and most advanced environmental technology currently available – represents another proof of our long-standing commitment to preserve the environment in our ongoing journey to minimise and continuously reduce the impact of our operations.”

Other environmental technologies deployed on MSC Seashore and across the company’s fleet include hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems (EGCS) that remove 98% of sulphur oxide from ship emissions; USCG-approved ballast water treatment systems; latest-technology systems for the prevention of oil discharges from machinery spaces and various effective energy-efficiency improvements – from heat recovery systems to LED lighting.

Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri CEO, said: “The beginning of drydock works of MSC Seashore, the largest ship so far built in Italy, is for us a source of great satisfaction:  she is the symbol of 'Evo', a successful project for our Group, innovating the already futuristic 'Seaside' concept, that created two units highly welcomed by the market. It is a real challenge in terms of structural and managerial aspects, which powers the impressive workload for the shipyard and the local area. We therefore are very pleased for such a celebration which seals the fruitful partnership with MSC Cruises and we are confident that there will be other similar moments in the future”.

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