Injured crew medevaced from MSC Cruises' ship MSC Lirica in Corfu, Greece

   April 11, 2021 ,   Accidents

A 44-year-old electrician, crew member on MSC Cruises' ship MSC Lirica, has been injured on Wednesday, April 7, while trying to change a cooling mechanism valve.

At the time of the accident, the liner was at Port Kerkyra (Corfu Island, Greece) where MSC Lirica is still in a warm layup status (without passengers). The crew, whose name has not been released, was first checked by the cruise ship’s doctor and later transported by EKAB ambulance service to Corfu General Hospital, for medical treatment.

MSC Lirica cruise ship

On March 11, 2021, the ship reported another accident - an onboard fire. The accident again occurred while the vessel was in a warm layup and docked at the same port, Kerkyra. No injuries were reported among the crew. As a precaution measure, on March 12, MSC transferred all the crew to a hotel overnight.

Excepting the crossing to Port Augusta (Sicily Italy) on February 23, MSC Lirica has been docked at Corfu's Kerkyra port since January 30, 2021, and manned by 51 skeleton crew.

For more MSC Lirica accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.