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20 September 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:07 GMT+2



September 9, 2019

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Delivered the first cruise ship for polar shipments constructed in China

Realized in the yard of Haimen, it is before seven units ordered from the American Sunstone Ships

Friday in the ship yard of China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. to Haimen, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, Greg Mortimer is delivered, the first cruise ship for polar shipments realized in China that takes part of a order of seven unit of the class "Infinity" that it is emitted by the American Sunstone Ships to the shipbuilding society of the group Lowers Merchants Group (CMG). Greg Mortimer is realized by the Chinese yard in 28 months and is rented by the Sunstone Ships the Australian Aurora Expeditions whom he will begin to use it in the antarctic region. The unit has a tonnage of 8.035 tons, is long 104,4 meters, wide 18,4 meters, has the maximum speed of 16,3 knots and can accommodate 254 passengers.

After the delivery of Greg Mortimer they will follow those of the Ocean Victory, previewed 2020 in October, of the Ocean Explorer in January 2021, an unit still without name in September 2021, of the Ocean Odyssey in March 2022, the Ocean Discoverer in September 2022, and of the Ocean Albatross in October 2022.

The ship yard of Haimen is dedicated mainly to the segment of the cruise ships and group CMG has in existence a program of potenziamento of the plant in order to allow the contemporary construction of two ships of 135 thousand tons of tonnage beginning from 2022.


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