On January 11, a fire broke out in a construction shed at the Ferretti Yacht yard in Cattolica, Italy, causing damage to a 30-meter motor yacht that was nearly complete and nearby vessels. The yacht is reportedly M/Y Party Line.
At around 9:40 a.m., 11 Vigili del Fuoco firefighters began extinguishing the fire and successfully did so and cleared the area. They reported no injuries, and the Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment (Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale) was on site for environmental surveys.
Local media Il Messaggero reports health personnel checked a dozen workers after inhaling smoke.
It’s still too early to estimate the damage and the cause of the fire remains unclear.
Fiamme sotto controllo, in corso le operazioni di spegnimento per un #incendio che ha interessato uno yacht di 30 mt e alcune imbarcazioni vicine. Dalle 9:40 l’intervento di 11 #vigilidelfuoco in un cantiere navale nel porto di Cattolica#Rimini #11gennaio pic.twitter.com/wIluR1Nums— Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) January 11, 2022
Ferretti Group released a statement that read: "The fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning yesterday, Tuesday January 11, involving a boat under construction at the Cattolica shipyard, caused no injuries thanks to the immediate implementation of safety procedures, with the intervention of the shipyard’s fire-fighting teams and the local fire brigade. The fire has been contained and extinguished, the site is safe. The causes of the incident are currently under investigation."