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AidaPrima Fire January 11, 2016

Aida Cruises AidaPrima Fire Mitsubishi Shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan

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AidaPrima Fire January 11, 2016

Aida Cruises AidaPrima Fire Mitsubishi Shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan

Cruise Ship Fires Aida Cruises AidaPrima

On January 11, 2016, Aida Cruises AidaPrima had a fire aboard at 2030 hours local time while the cruise ship was being built at Mitsubishi Shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan.

Shipyard workers and crew were evacuated and no injuries were reported. The fire was quickly suppressed by shipyard's fire brigade and local authorities.

The fire was said to be caused during laying electrical cables on deck 7 near the Theatrium. The fire scorched a 15 square meters area.

AIDAprima is on schedule to begin sailing with a on a 86-day maiden voyage from Hamburg on April 30, 2016 after missing a launch date of December 2015.

“The situation was under control during all the time. Information about possible damage can not yet be made. We started investigation together with local authorities and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, but first evidences show that fire broke out from technical defect in the electrical wiring”, said AIDA Cruises spokeswoman Kathrin Heitmann.

Aidaprima includes 15 decks, with eight passenger cabin decks, Theatrium, Spray Bar by Moët & Chandon, Disco D6, Nightfly Nightclub, Hemingway Lounge, Scharfe Ecke, Premium Jeweler, Treasure Chest, Kids Shop, Blütenmeer, Brauhaus, Lanaideck, French Kiss - The Brasserie, Casino, Zen Lounge, AIDA Lounge, Prima Bar, Tapas Bar, Lanai Bar, Sunset Bar, Sushi Bar, Vinotheque, Sushi Bar, Café Mare, Eiscafé First Cream by Magnum, East Restaurant, Ristorante Casa Nova, Belladonna Restaurant, Weite Welt Restaurant, Rossini Restaurant, Buffalo Steakhouse, Body & Soul Sport, Organic Spa and Nail Spa.

AIDA Cruises is a British/American owned German cruise line based in Rostock, Germany.

When AIDAprima is launched, you can track the cruise ship here

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