A fire took place in the engine room of the Grimaldi-owned Ro-Ro cargo ship, Eurocargo Trieste, on November the 21st. The incident took place while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Tuscany.
Namely, the fire began about an hour after the ship had left port, and it was about 3 nautical miles off the coast.
When the fire was noticed, the ship was brought closer to the shore, with several firefighting vessels helping it tackle the fire.
More specifically, the tugs took the fire-stricken vessel in tow and cooled down its bulkheads, using water cannons.
Due to the fire, for about two hours no ships were allowed to enter or leave the port, as the emergency teams worked on the vessel.
No injuries were reported, and the fire was put out.