Two years after a serious fire incident (July 2012), which claimed three lives, MSC Flaminia has been fully repaired and upgraded as an eco ship.
The fully renewed ship is due to depart Daewoo Mangalia's shipyard in Romania and to call La Spezia (Italy) after two days. The vessel has stayed in the dry dock for more than 5 months, since Feb this year.
The owner of MSC Flaminia, Reederei NSB, explained:
“The aim of the modifications to the original design was to reduce fuel consumption and to make the vessel more efficient and economic overall.”
The vessel has been installed with a new propeller and a new bulbous bow. The new modifications will allow 12 % fuel safe under ideal conditions which makes the vessel "fundamentally optimised."
Bozidar Petrocic, vice president of Reederei NSB, said:
“We also use MSC Flaminia to demonstrate which opportunities eco-design offers: namely that older ships can compete with the efficiency of modern vessels.”
He added that the package and the company's know-how was offered to other shipping companies. MSC Flaminia has also been fitted with new middle section, overhauled electric installation and some renovation have been made to major superstructure's parts.
MSC Flaminia (IMO number 9225615 and MMSI 211378120) was built in 2001. The deadweight of the vessel is 85,823-DWT, its length is 289 meters.