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NIEUW AMSTERDAM FLOATS OUT AT ITALIAN SHIPYARD
Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam, currently under construction at Fincantieri shipyard, was floated out of its dry dock at Marghera, Italy, Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. The floating out — considered a significant milestone in the construction process — was prefaced by several traditional ceremonies. Following the ancient practice of shipbuilders, two commemorative coins were sealed in a compartment in the traditional Coin-Und ...