Risky Manoeuvre: Giant Midship of world’s largest cruise liner “Global Dream” undertakes 80 km journeyin Trends by Tanja Lohrmann
The world’s largest ever cruise ship is recently being built in Germany.
Keel laying has been celebrated in September 2018. Today the huge midship started its’ journey from Rostock to Wismar. The midship body is 57 metres high and has been constructed in the dockyard of Rostock Warnemünde. The local newspaper “Ostseezeitung” installed a Live stream for enthusiasts to follow the progress of the transfer, just to point out the meaning of the event.
Since this happens right in front of FleetMon’s main office, we are all excited about the view.
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In the upcoming hours the enormous segment will leave the dock, change direction and carefully move into the dockyard of Wismar. Start of the transport manoeuvre was planned for Friday (22.11.2019), 10 am and happened on schedule. According to plan the construction segment will arrive in the dockyard of Wismar on Saturday (23.11.2019) at 3 pm. Time of arrival will depend on local wind and weather conditions though. The distance between the Rostock Warnemünde and Wismar measures approximately 80 km by sea route. A total of six tugboats is needed to pull the midship out of the dockyard area. After leaving the dockyard the huge object needs to change direction. Afterwards the massive construction part is moved towards Wismar with an average speed of 2 knots.
The conveyance is regarded as a huge historical event due to the giant measures of the segment being 220 m long. Referring to MV Werften the event is a huge challenge for all involved parties. Besides six tugboats, other specialized vessels, water police department and the department for waterways and vessel traffic in Stralsund are monitoring the manoeuvre. The journey of the midship is another step towards finishing the world’s largest cruise ship called “Global Dream” in spring 2021.
Record-breaking cruise liner “Global Dream”
The giant vessel is being constructed by “MV Werften”, a major German ship construction company with locations in the Hanseatic cities of Rostock, Wismar and Stralsund. Both sites Rostock and Wismar are involved in the largest cruise liner that has ever been constructed in Germany. The cruise liner belongs to the luxury cruise series “Dream Cruises” and was ordered by the shipping company Genting Hong Kong. The cruise liner giant is planned to be 342 m long and will contain 2500 suites for over 9000 passengers. The passenger vessel of 2024.000 gross tonnage has space for 2200 crew members. The cruise ship is designed for the Asian market being equipped with all kinds of entertainment and the newest technologies. A roller coaster, a luxury Spa, a multiplex cinema, different shopping opportunities , restaurants and theme parks are planned to be included on board the gigantic cruise liner. A total of 600 companies will contribute to the construction project.
If you are interested in watching videos of the manoeuvre, click here.