Costa steel cutting

CONSTRUCTION is underway on Costa Smeralda, the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) - touted as "the cleanest burning fossil fuel". A steel cutting ceremony was held for the vessel yesterday at a Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, with the unit set to enter service from Oct 2019. The 6,600-passenger Costa Smeralda will sail in the Western Mediterranean and bookings are scheduled to open early 2018. A sister ship to Costa Smeralda will be delivered by Meyer Turku in 2021. Parent company of Costa Cruises, ...
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