A fire that broke out on board the motor yacht Monaco yesterday caused severe damage to the classic 39-metre CRN from 1977. The incident occurred at the Tarsanas shipyard on the Greek island of Syros where the vessel was undergoing refit work according to a local source. The exact cause of the fire is unclear and no injuries were reported.
Local authorities and first responders managed to bring the fire under control after an hour, however, the extent of the damage indicates that the vessel is a total loss with major structural damage described by eyewitness accounts. An official investigation is to follow.
The steel motor yacht accommodated 12 guests in her six cabins and featured an open-plan upper deck complete with jacuzzi and bar area.