February 25: It was announced in France yesterday that MSC has signed on for a fifth MUSICA class ship at the same time the line is taking delivery of the fourth sister in the series, MSC MAGNIFICA, from the STX shipyard of St. Nazaire, France. The MAGNIFICA will be christened by serial MSC madrina Sophia Loren on March 6 in Hamburg.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.