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Cruise News & Reviews


14 January 2016
Author: Terry Hutson
 

 

CRUISE SHIP AIDAPRIMA CATCHES FIRE AT SHIPYARD

AIDAprima after fire at Mitsubishi yard Dec 2015
AIDAprima shortly after the fire on board deck 7

The cruise ship AIDAprima, nearing completion at the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, has had a fire occur onboard, leaving extensive but not crippling damage to the vessel.

The fire ocurred while contractors were laying electrical cables on deck 7. The fire was confined to an area of about 15 square metres but damage to the electrical cabling reached further afield on the ship.

Fire fighters from the shipyard as well as local municipal authorities brought the blaze quickly under control.

Construction of AIDAprima at the Japanese yard has suffered from delays before this fire. The ship is now scheduled to enter service from Hamburg, Germany on 30 April this year, almost a year later than originally expected.

AIDAprima is intended as AIDA Cruises' new flagship. She has an overall length of 300 metres and a gross tonnage of 125,000 gross tons.