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Benetti CEO comments on fire on project FB261


Benetti has released more details concerning this week's fire on board project FB261. Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Azimut Benetti Megayacht division commented: "The sense of responsibility and the passion of the Benetti team, will make us learning from such an extreme case and reinforce the team commitment, to continue to build as we did in the last 140 years beautiful Benetti's sailing worldwide".

A series of events seems to be the cause of the fire:

1. A massive electrical storm affected Tuscany and in particularly Livorno's area that night.
2. The protection against extraordinary electrical shocks, including lightening strikes, in operation when a yacht is in commissioning, was not yet activated
3. There was no crew sleeping on board that night, no-one could hear the fire alarms.

Benetti has immediately taken drastic measures to avoid any other extreme case like this may happen in the future. The vessel will be taken out of the water soon, for full damage assessment.

Benetti Yachts
+39 0584 3821
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