July 24, 2019
MSC Cruises and the government have committed to making an area around Ocean Cay a marine protected area, it was revealed yesterday, as MSC continues to work towards the official opening of the island in November, after spending $300 million to remediate and develop the former industrial site.
Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises Pierfrancesco Vago explained yesterday at a press conference that MSC turned the former aragonite mining site from a contaminated industrial site into a “paradise” at the hefty cost of $300 million. It now expects 500,000 people to visit the site annually aboard MSC’s cruise ships.
Vago also revealed that National Geographic will produce a documentary about the remediation and transformation of Ocean Cay that will air internationally.
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