MV MSC Magnifica – Past and Present

MV MSC Magnifica

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© Christian Plagué

Steel twin pod motor vessel built in 2009 by STX Europe (Saint-Nazaire), France  (Yard No.T32) for MSC Cruise Line .

Technical Data

  • Length: 293.8m (964.5 ft)(overall), 269.14m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 32.3m (105.6 ft)
  • Draught: 8.0m (26.2 ft)(max)
  • Tonnage:  85,000 gross/9429t deadweight
  • Engines:  Five Wärtsilä W16V38B diesels.
  • Power/Propellers: 31680 kW/ 2 pods
  • Speed: 23 knots
  • Capacity: 2,550 passengers
  • Crew: 1,027 (max)
  • Navigation Officers: Italian
  • Passenger Decks: 13
  • Call Sign:  3FL04
  • MMSI Number: 352594000
  • IMO Number: 9387085
  • Registry: Panama
  • Sister Ships:  MSC Musica, MSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia

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History

January 2009: Floated out, being the fourth “Panamax” vessel in the “Musica” class.

January 17th 2010:  Completed sea trials. Registered Owner; S32 Leasing Co Ltd, Switzerland. Registered Manager; MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co, Switzerland

February 26th – February 28th 2010: Due at Southampton for “Showcase” event .

March 6th 2010: Christening in Hamburg.

© Christian Plagué

© Christian Plagué

 

We would like to thank: Christian Plagué for his assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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