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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. You can be part of the event and take a look at the huge cruise liner “Global Dream” using FleetMon’s Explorer ;).
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.