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Fire breaks out on unfinished Italian support ship

25 July 2018

A fire broke out, for reasons unknown, aboard the logistic support ship (LSS) Vulcano on the night of 22/23 July. The ship is being built by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy.

“At the moment it is too early to know the damage and causes of the fire,” Fincantieri said in a statement. It noted that no personnel were aboard the ship at the time the fire broke out and that its emergency teams, assisted by the fire brigade, were able to limit the damage.

Images of the fire-fighting operation indicate the damage is largely restricted to the stern superstructure. Flames were seen engulfing its bridge and the ship was listing slightly to one side.

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