Lightning possible cause of fire on board Benetti's FB261

Benetti shipyard informs that yesterday morning around 7am in the Morosini dock area located inside the yard in Livorno, FB261 a Benetti 56 metre yacht in the final stages of construction - caught fire. The fire was most probably caused by a massive storm full of lightning and electricity in the atmosphere that affected Livorno overnight. This exceptional weather condition most probably provokes an unexpected strong electricity discharge/spike on board.

The Benetti internal security/fire teams immediately showed up and, after having assessed the situation, activated the Fire Department of the city of Livorno.

The fire has been completely extinguished around 5pm and, most importantly, there are no injuries reported.

Benetti Yachts
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