Fincantieri Hands Over Silver Muse

first_imgzoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered Silver Muse, the new cruise ship built for Silversea Cruises, from its shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.At 40,700 gross tons and the capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, Silver Muse represents an evolution of Silver Spirit, delivered in 2009 by Fincantieri in Ancona, the company said.A new call system (CRM, or Customer Relationship Management) was used on Silver Muse to perform all the inspections with the ship owner and the Classification Society. It defines all the necessary regulations to inspect the different ship components and uses tablets to take track of all the events, without getting off board.Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, pointed out that this was the company’s second delivery of a cruise ship in four days.”With the current record workload level, Fincantieri guarantees full employment of its sites dedicated to cruise ship building until 2025 with an annual average incidence of 1% – in the coming years – on the Italian GDP,” Bono said.Silver Muse expands Silversea’s fleet to 9 ships. The newbuild comes with the Green star 3 Design notation, assigned to units that are designed, built and equipped in order to prevent air and water pollution.“Since the laying of the keel in December 2015, Silversea and Fincantieri have been working closely together to produce one of the finest ships to leave this shipyard and we look forward to welcoming our first guests onboard. On behalf of everybody at Silversea, I would like to thank Ficantieri for their tireless commitment to deliver Silver Muse to us on schedule and to such a high standard of craftsmanship,” Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea Chairman, said.Silversea Cruises has chosen Florida’s Port Everglades as the new cruise ship’s winter homeport for the next two seasons.last_img read more

Survey to help public consultation on TCI Status Bill

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Immigration Meetings resume; Commission Proposed In New Citizenship Law Related Items:survey, tci status bill Recommended for you Tourism Environmental Awareness Month Launched Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Sept 2015 – Ten questions and an opportunity to comment makes up the online survey the Ministry of Border Control and Employment has created as it aims to establish a Turks and Caicos Islanders Status ordinance. Among the questions put to the general public are whether one supports the enactment of the bill; whether a child born in the TCI should be automatically a Turks and Caicos Islander if their parent is a PRC holder or British Overseas Territory Citizen; if islander status should go to a spouse after seven, nine or ten years; if there should be a commission established which would have the power to revoke or take back TCI status and how often that body, if set up, should meet. The public is encouraged to attend these discussions to get a better understanding of what the Status Bill and Immigration Bill are all about. The meeting will resume on Thursday September 3rd the first one at 10am at the Salt Shed in Salt Cay and the other at 6pm at the Regatta Village in South Caicos. By Shorrell Dames @magneticmedia1 Grace Bay Beach review by Tourism & Government sectorlast_img read more

Dignitaries Celebrate UAV Flight Milestone at Grand Sky

first_imgAir Force Secretary Heather Wilson, industry leaders and elected officials celebrated the launch of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight operations for large unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on Monday at Grand Sky, a UAS-focused research and development park at Grand Forks AFB, N.D. “Flying large UAS beyond visual line of sight in the national airspace will allow the unmanned aircraft industry to demonstrate its true potential for contributing to commercial aviation operations,” said Thomas Swoyer Jr., president of Grand Sky Development Co., according to a news release. “It reduces the cost for operators to test and prove systems and provides the opportunity for real-world demonstrations of how unmanned and manned aircraft can share the skies safely and efficiently.”Grand Sky recently became the first U.S. location to receive regulatory permission to host commercial BVLOS test flights for large unmanned aircraft following a 36-month process led by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. Initial BVLOS flights at Grand Sky will be limited to large UAS flying within 30 nautical miles of Grand Sky and will be subject to several additional FAA restrictions until the safety of the flights is demonstrated. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more