WATCH: Construction Crews Install Foam-Filled Fenders at Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3

By  //  January 17, 2020

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The fenders will protect Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the Mardi Gras

ABOVE VIDEO: Construction crews with Titusville-based Rush Marine install one of 14 foam-filled fenders along the 1,309-foot-long berth at Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3 on Tuesday.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Construction crews with Titusville-based Rush Marine installed one of 14 foam-filled fenders along the 1,309-foot-long berth at Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3 earlier this week.

Fenders are used at ports and docks on quay walls and other berthing structures to absorb the kinetic energy of a berthing vessel.

Each Trelleborg Seaguard high-capacity fender is 8 feet wide and 16 feet long.

The fenders will protect Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the Mardi Gras, when it arrives in November, as well as other Carnival vessels that will berth at the terminal after its grand opening in July.

At 180,000 tons, Mardi Gras will be nearly 35% bigger than Carnival’s just-unveiled Carnival Panorama, and the biggest new ship to debut from any line in 2020. It’ll be the seventh biggest cruise ship ever built.

The vessel also will be the first cruise ship to feature a roller coaster, which will be called BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster.

The Carnival giant new flagship will begin revenue sailings on November 14.

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