MV Costa Fortuna
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Steel twin screw ‘Destiny’ class motor vessel built by Fincantieri, Sestri Ponente, Genova, Italy (Yard no 6086) in 2003 as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Costa Crociere, Genoa
- Original Cost: $400 million
- Length: 272.00m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 35.50m
- Draught: 8.20m
- Tonnage: 105,000 gross/ net/ deadweight
- Engines: Four Sulzer 16ZAV4OS, and two Sulzer 12ZAV40S diesels
- Power: 63360kW/HP
- Speed: 20 knots (23 knots max)
- Passenger Decks: 13
- Capacity: 3470 passengers
- Call Sign: IBNY
- IMO Number: 9239783
- Official Number: 78818
- MMSI Number: 247094800
- Port of Registry: Genoa/Italy
- Sister-Ship: Costa Magica, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Victory
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July 11th 2002: Launched before fitting out.
November 11th 2002: Launched after fitting.
April 15 2003: Press reports from Italy confirm a damaging fire occurred aboard the vessel at the Sestri Cantieri Navale shipyard owned by Fincantieri (on 14/07/2003). Damage was confined to decks 7, 8, and 9 and involved passenger accommodation. The ship was still on schedule for delivery in November.
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October 31st 2003: Delivered to Costa Crociere, S.p.A. Genoa, Italy. Commenced worldwide cruising.
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