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MSC cruise ship catches fire off Greek coast

MSC cruise ship catches fire off Greek coast

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MSC cruise ship catches fire off Greek coast

A large fire broke out on an MSC cruise ship docked in Greece on Friday.The fire started on the MSC Lirica at about 3:30 p.m. local time and sent large plumes of smoke billowing into the sky, according to local media reports.The ship is docked at the port of Corfu for the winter. Reports said it has been there since Jan. 30 with 51 crew members aboard, but no passengers.
Firefighters on vessels try to extinguish a fire on a cruise ship at the port of Corfu, northwestern Greece, on Friday. (Stamatis Katopodis/InTime News via AP)
CRYSTAL CRUISES TO RESUME SAILING IN BAHAMAS IN JULYOfficials said that all the crew members were in good health, according to the Associated Press. There were no reports of injuries.The cause wasn’t immediately known.
A fire broke out on the cruise ship docked in the port of Corfu as the 51 crew members on board were in good health, the coast guard said. (Stamatis Katopodis/InTime News via AP)
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPhotos from the scene showed a portion of the ship’s middle blackened by the fire, while firefighters spraying the flames from several smaller boats alongside the cruise ship.The 902-foot-long, 65,591-ton ship has 992 staterooms with a capacity of 2,548 passengers plus 752 crew members, according to MSC Cruises.Amenities onboard the ship include a spa, theater, casino and disco.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTERThe Lirica had been scheduled to resume sailing the Mediterranean in May.


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