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Old 08-24-2005, 04:42 PM
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Hello everybody,

Costa Crociere's "Costa Classica" caught fire off Greece this morning. Fortunately, the flames wer put out fairly quickly, and it appears that nobody was injured. The following pictures show the ship docked in Piraeus, Greece, where it arrived this afternoon:

http://www.faktaomfartyg.com/costa_c...a_1991_b_7.htm
http://www.faktaomfartyg.com/costa_c...a_1991_b_8.htm
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Thanks, Raoul. Please keep us posted! Looks similar to the fire Ecstasy had a few years ago - same area of the ship anyway. It will be interesting to find out the origin & cause.
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Old 08-25-2005, 09:25 AM
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Hi Karen,

yes, indeed, I also instantly thought of the "Ecstasy" fire when I saw those pictures. It remains to be seen how heavy the damage is.
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That's just so weird to see those pics... I saw her about a week before the fire in Corfu. I even have pics of her.
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Any word on what caused the fire?
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Old 09-23-2005, 02:28 AM
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showcat,

Lloyd's CasualtyWeek wrote two weeks ago that according to sources onboard the ship "the fire was due to an electrical fault", but Costa won't confirm anything until the official investigation has released its findings.
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I've just disembarked from Costa Classica where I was the ship's doctor from Sept. 11 through Oct. 9. The latest word about the cause of the fire is a cigarette butt thrown by someone overboard and pushed by the wind back into the ship where docking ropes are kept. The first thing that caught fire was actually one of those ropes, and there actually was a strong wind blowing from the back of the ship.
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:57 PM
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Shipsdoc,

thanks. Actually this is what one of my fellow moderators in our German forum (who is a nautical officer in training) instantly suggested when he first heard about this fire.
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The fire was after my cruise with the classica.so 2-3 days later.
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Wow! i didn't know Costa Classica got burned! I'm so new with cruise ships but i love them ^^
I was in Costa Classica last summmer, and i loved it^^ but the service was not so fine i think ...anyways: nice ship^^!!

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