WATCH: Five Cruise Ships, SpaceX GO Ms. Chief Tie Up at Port Canaveral Monday
By Space Coast Daily // October 22, 2019
Port Canaveral among busiest cruise ports in the world with 4.5 million cruise passengers annually
ABOVE VIDEO: Five cruise ships visit Port Canaveral on Monday: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sun, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAluna, and Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Five cruise ships tied up at Port Canaveral on Monday, including Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sun, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAluna and Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas.
Also, SpaceX rocket fairing recovery vessel Go Ms. Chief pulled into the port after sea trials.
GO Ms. Chief is the second fairing catcher vessel and is nearly identical to Ms. Tree, but has a slightly different engine configuration that makes her a bit more powerful.
The ship was constructed alongside Ms. Tree in 2014 and then operated alongside her for SeaTran Marine under the name “Capt Elliot” until 2017, when she was sold to SEACOR Marine.
The ship was charted for use by SpaceX and then renamed to GO Ms. Chief (A play on the word mischief) in August 2019.
The vessel arrived at Port Canaveral and joined the SpaceX Fleet on August 10th, enabling SpaceX to be able to catch both fairing halves during future missions.