A small fire broke out on the under-construction AIDAprima at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Nagasaki shipyard on Jan. 11, 2016.

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“For AIDA Cruises, safety is a top priority. Crew and yard workers were evacuated straight away,” Hansjörg Kunze, vice president of communication and sustainability for AIDA. “All necessary measures were taken, to immediately stop the smoke development. Thanks to the fast reaction the situation was resolved quickly and the fire extinguished.”

“The situation was under control at all times. No persons were injured. Estimations on possible property damage cannot be given at the moment. Further investigations on the cause of the smoke development are ongoing. The shipyard continues the work on the newbuilding. The first cruise of AIDAprima will start on April 30 2016 in Hamburg as planned.”