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MSC Seashore first to be fitted with Fincantieri Safe Air system

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The virus destroying technology was developed in collaboration with the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in Trieste
Fincantieri’s new Safe Air system will be installed on board MSC Cruises’ Seashore, one of two MSC Seaside Evo-class ships under construction at the company's Monfalcone-based shipyard.

The air sanitation system has been developed with Fincantieri designers and technicians in cooperation with the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology virology department. Located in Trieste, the Center supports businesses in developing technological solutions for the control of viruses. 

Safe Air system 

The system is based on UV-C lamps (type C ultraviolet rays), applied in combination with air conditioning systems. Air flow is radiated at source with a short wavelength light, hitting organic particles and preventing the circulation of air pollutants such as viruses, bacteria and mould.

MSC Sashore is due to enter into service in 2021.   

Additional technologies 

Other systems on board include selective catalytic reduction, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 90%, and advanced wastewater treatment, as well as shore power capability, which will allow the ship to connect to local power grids while at berth, reducing air emissions. 

MSC Cruises resumed sailing in August in the West Mediterranean with GrandiosaMSC Magnifica’s restart came on October 19 with cruises in the West and East Mediterranean.