P&O LNG cruise ship ‘Iona’ leaves dock
Published by Will Owen,
Meyer Werft has floated out its 50th cruise ship, the Iona, which is being built by the shipyard on behalf of UK-based P&O Cruises.
The Iona was due to be leaving the covered building dock II at the Meyer Werft shipyard in the night from 13 February to 14 February.
The ship has a rating of 184 000 GRT and measures 344.5 m in length and 4 m in width, with capacity for 5200 passengers. The vessel will be powered entirely by LNG.
Once the Iona has left the dock, it will berth at the shipyard’s out-fitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding. The ship will then remain in the shipyard port for further out-fitting work and onboard trials until its passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which is expected to take place end of March.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/14022020/po-lng-cruise-ship-iona-leaves-dock/
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