MSC Orchestra entered Chantier Naval de Marseille dry-dock on 24 October for a 20-days scheduled maintenance stop. The ship is hosted by Forme 10 basin, which returns to be fully operating after several years of outage. With its 465 metres in length and 85 in width it is the largest of the Mediterranean Sea and one of the largest in the world. In addition to normal regular maintenance activities which MSC fleet vessels are subjected to every two years, the ship will be equipped with a latest generation scrubber for reducing pollution emissions. Orchestra will return to service on 14 November.
Chantier Naval de Marseille was founded by San Giorgio del Porto, part of the Genova Industrie Navali group in 2010 and employs about 120 people including naval architects, mechanical engineers and specialized technicians.
Orchestra will be the first of four MSC ships which will enter in dry-dock between October and November. Magnifica, Armonia and Splendida, who will be upgrated for the upcoming Asian debut, will come later.