VIDEO: Fire on MSC Cruises' ship MSC Lirica in Greece

   March 12, 2021 ,   Accidents

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 Coronavirus/COVID 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.

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