Fire breaks out at the Ferretti shipyard in Cattolica

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Yacht damaged in fire at the Ferretti shipyard in Cattolica

11 January 2022• Written by Holly Overton

A fire has broken out at the Ferretti shipyard in Cattolica this morning causing damage to a motor yacht currently under construction.

According to the local fire service, the fire started at around 9.30am on January 11 in one of the sheds at Ferretti Yachts. Ferretti has confirmed that there were no injuries to personnel, however an in-build Ferretti motor yacht has been damaged.

Credit: Corriere Romagna

Five fire brigades teams attended the scene with 11 firefighters working to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire remains unclear.

Ferretti Group released a statement in the incident which 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."