MSC Cruises’ second LNG-powered ship ’MSC Euribia’ has successfully completed her deepwater intensive systems tests during a four-day trial in the Atlantic Ocean.
The tests checked the performance of the ship’s four engines, manouevrability, fuel consumption, safety systems, speed and stopping distances.
She has moved to a wet dock at Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France before she is officially delivered at the end of May to MSC Cruises.
The 184,011 gt ‘MSC Euribia’ will be MSC Cruises’ 22nd ship to join its fleet and will be able to accommodate up to 6,327 pax. She will be officially named on 8th June in Copenhagen, Denmark before sailing a maiden inaugural season in Northern Europe from her homeport in Kiel, Germany.
She will feature shore power plug-in connectivity to reduce carbon emissions in port, the most advanced wastewater treatment systems designed in line with the IMO’s comprehensive waste recycling, underwater radiated noise management system to help limit disturbance to marine life and a comprehensive range of on board energy efficient equipment to optimise engine use and hotel energy needs to further reduce emissions.