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.