Cruise liner AIDAPRIMA on fire again, third fire in a month
Arson suspected in Nagoya cruise ship fire
NAGASAKI – Arson is being investigated as the cause of a cruise ship fire at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s shipyard in Nagasaki early Sunday (Jan 31), the third such incident to strike in January.
According to local police and firefighters, a worker at the Koyagi plant of MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, found cardboard and insulation material ablaze aboard the 124,500-ton AIDA Prima, which is one of two ships it is building German cruise line AIDA Cruises.
Firefighters said workers quickly put out the fire and no injuries were reported.
Sunday’s incident follows an electrical wiring fire near a theater space on Jan. 11, and a cabin fire involving a piece of cloth on Jan. 13.
The fires came after delivery of the ship, originally planned for March 2015, was repeatedly delayed amid design changes. The current delivery deadline is this April.
Jan 112 fire:
Jan. 12, 2016
Cruise ship AIDAPRIMA , currently under construction at Mitsubishi Yard, Nagasaki, Japan, suffered fire in the evening Jan 11. Electrical cables caught fire in one of the compartments, fire was quickly extinguished by yard’s firefighting team, nobody was injured. Whether this fire will delay inaugural voyage, is yet unknown. There were already several delays.