Cala Corporation (Florida, USA) announced recently that it has submitted its proposal to Marsa Shipyard (Malta) to construct the first Undersea Resort Ship in history. The proposal was submitted directly to top naval engineers in Malta about six weeks ago to determine whether the project can be integrated commercially in their shipyard in order to keep up with the demands. However, serious facility issues need to be resolved before construction of the vessel could take place.
The width of the dry dock gate opening is not wide enough and the yard currently cannot process the number of tons of steel required for the construction. Furthermore, it is expected that the project would require a substantial increase of the number of employees from 1,700 to 6,000. The yard management will be performing a feasibility study to address the above issues.Other avenues open to Cala Corporation are to negotiate with the Malta Government and the Labor Union to lease the Marsa Shipyard.