Coin laying ceremony for MSC World Europa | News

A maritime coin ceremony tradition took place earlier at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa. The 200,000-plus GT ship is scheduled to enter service in 2022, become the LNG-powered vessel to be built in France. Zoe Africa Vago, daughter of Alexa Aponte-Vago and her husband Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises executive chairman, and Aurore Bezard from Chantiers de I’Atlantique performed the traditional maritime ritual. The pair will serve as godmothers to the ship,…

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Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The coins had to be re-produced after Brexit was delayed A commemorative 50p coin marking the UK’s departure from the EU has been unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid. The coins bear the inscription “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations” and the date of 31 January. Mr Javid had first ordered production of the coins in advance of the UK’s original 31 October departure date. But the Brexit delay meant about a million coins had to be melted down and the metal put aside…

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