Genoa - A passenger ship, transformed in record time into a very modern and equipped floating hospital anchored in the port of Genoa, capable of welcoming a thousand patients and offering essential services and interventions also for intensive care. A ship of the MSC Cruises fleet (the "Opera") ready to intervene in case of further needs, increasing the availability of accommodation, solving an increasingly distressing problem for the population: the lack of beds and in some cases specialized hospital assistance for those who are not infected with Coronavirus but have other pathologies, more or less serious. And finally, two other cruise ferries that from the usual connections with the islands could be moved and transformed into hospitals, not only in Genoa but in other Italian port cities.
The project was born from the collaboration between Gnv / Msc and the Rina group. It would take 10 days to transform the first ferry into a hospital. The Coronavirus epidemic is devastating the Italian economy and has already killed nearly 700 people.