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44 minutes ago, highcruiser said:

Lifeboat can't cause fire

Yep very true, it's usually accidents that causes fires. Looking at Marine Traffic and Windy.com there is a slight theoretical chance, that a cigarette, accidentally falling out of an ashtray on the sundeck, could drop back inwards onto the lifeboat :-

 

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:19.906/centery:39.633/zoom:15

 

https://www.windy.com/?39.628,20.197,9

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bertie Doe said:

Yep very true, it's usually accidents that causes fires. Looking at Marine Traffic and Windy.com there is a slight theoretical chance, that a cigarette, accidentally falling out of an ashtray on the sundeck, could drop back inwards onto the lifeboat :-

 

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:19.906/centery:39.633/zoom:15

 

https://www.windy.com/?39.628,20.197,9

 

 

 

Unlikely as there are no passengers onboard, Fires usually come down to three things, Accidental, Mechanical Failure or Malicious Ignition.

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MSC is reporting that the fire originated in a lifeboat on the starboard side and caused exterior damage but little interior damage. The heavy black smoke was due to the material used (fibreglass) for the hull and superstructure of the lifeboats. 

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34 minutes ago, LouChamp said:

One would think that the materials used to manufacture a lifeboats would be fireproof. 

They are fire resistant but if exposed to flame for a certain amount of time will ignite.

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5 hours ago, highcruiser said:

Lifeboat can't cause fire

Apparently you are wrong, according to MSC. So either someone dropped a cigarette from a balcony above that lit the lifeboat up or it had a mechanical issue. Glad to hear there were no injuries.

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