Benetti shipyard informs that this morning around 7am in the Morosini dock area located inside the boatyard in Livorno Via Edda Fagni - FB261, a Benetti 56m yacht in the late stages of construction - caught fire, 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 provoked 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 was completely extinguished around 5pm and, most importantly, there are no injuries reported.
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