Thursday, 7 March 2013

Fire put out on Norwegian Getaway


Fire put out on Norwegian Getaway

By Tom Stieghorst
Construction on the Norwegian Getaway was halted Monday after a fire broke out on the newbuild in its covered drydock building in Papenburg, Germany.

A statement from the Meyer Werft shipyard said the fire led to "significant smoke formation," causing the affected production areas and the visitors center to be evacuated.

Members of the shipyard fire brigade and Papenburg's fire department were called to put out the blaze.

The cause remains unknown. The statement said completion of the 4,000-passenger ship in 2014 "is not at risk according to information currently available."

The Getaway is scheduled to enter service next January in Miami.