Grandi Navi Veloci’s LA SUPERBA ro-pax cruiseferry, which suffered an onboard fire while it was berthed at the Sicilian port of Palermo on 14 January, is to undergo repairs and should be back in service later in the year.
The Genoa-based company, controlled by MSC Group, said in a statement to FERRY SHIPPING NEWS that it “is acting in order to have LA SUPERBA active on the market for the next summer season”.
The fire was successfully extinguished by the following week and now the vessel has been transferred to the nearby Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo.
Only the forward part of the vessel (two decks in the garage, some cabins and a public area) was seriously damaged by the fire.
Photo: Vigili del Fuoco