This week at the annual cruise conference (Cruise Shipping Miami) in Miami Beach, popular Italian cruise ship builder Fincantieri announced they were awarded a $90-million dollar contract to construct up to 40 new response vessels for the United States Coast Guard.
These new vessels are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2013.
The new builds are part of a multi-year contract for Fincantieri, spanning over years with a potential of $600-million for ship yard.
Commenting the new order Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri said: We are very proud we can keep on serving the U.S. Coast Guard. This order confirms that the acquisition of our shipyards in the United States proved to be a winning strategy and allows our company to provide with top quality vessels not only the Coast Guard but also the U.S. Navy, as well as a wide range of non-government customers.”
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