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Dramatic video shows massive fire engulfing cruise ship docked in Corfu

Dramatic video shows massive fire engulfing cruise ship docked in Corfu

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A HUGE FIRE has broken out on a cruise ship docked on the greek island of Corfu.

The blaze which broke out on the MSC Lirica at 3.30 pm local time is thought to have started in an empty lifeboat.

Dramatic video shows massive fire engulfing cruise ship docked in Corfu
The blaze broke out on the ship, believed to be the MSC Lirica, at 3.30 pm local time

According to local news reports, 51 crew members were on board when the fire started.

However, no injuries have been reported so far and there were no passengers on board.

The ship has been docked at the port for the last two weeks while staff waits for the cruise industry to start up again after lockdown.

It is unclear how the fire started.

Dramatic video shows massive fire engulfing cruise ship docked in Corfu

According to local news reports, 51 crew members were on board[/caption]

According to local news reports, 51 crew members were on board

Fire crews appeared to have brought the blaze under control by 4.30 pm [/caption]

Fire crews appeared to have brought the blaze under control by 4.30 pm.

Luca Biondolillo, the spokesperson for the cruise line, told USA TODAY: “A fire onboard MSC Lirica, which seems to be originated in an empty lifeboat on deck 6, was reported to the emergency services earlier today in Corfu where the ship is currently in a warm layup,”

Pictures show that one side of the ship was heavily damaged.

The ship can carry up to 2,548 passengers and 752 crew members when in full operation, according to the cruise line.