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:
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.
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.
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^^!!
... have a nice evening ...
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