Popular cruise ship builder awarded $90-million Coast Guard contract, 40 new boats

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.

Fincantieri shipyard. (photo: Fincantieri)

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.”

Fincantieri has built cruise ships Carnival Magic, Disney Wonder, HAL Zuiderdam, Oceania Cruises, and Princess Cruises upcoming Royal Princess.

Source: NewmanPR

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