A fire broke out aboard one of MSC Cruises' ships idled in Greece on Thursday, March 11.
The fire was reported at 3:42 p.m. local time aboard MSC Lirica, currently in warm layup without cruise passengers in Port Kerkyra (Corfu Island, Greece). The fire was put out by 6:58 pm. The operation was conducted by the cruise liner's two fire brigades assisted by land-based Greek emergency response teams.
No injuries have been reported among the ship's 51 skeleton crew.
According to MSC Cruises, the blaze had originated from a starboard-side fiberglass lifeboat on the liner's 6th deck. A preliminary assessment had revealed only exterior damage to the ship caused by the flames and black smoke.
A full investigation of the accident is currently ongoing.
MSC Lirica has been idled because of the ongoing health crisis and has been docked at Corfu's Port Kerkyra since March 1.
For more MSC Lirica accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.