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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:MSC LIRICAAdded:Jul 30, 2021
Captured:July 29, 2021IMO:9246102Hits:1,451
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Casualties
damage caused when one of her lifeboats caught fire some while ago.
Vessel Identification
Name:Msc Lirica
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:59,058 tons
Summer DWT:6,563 tons
Length:275 m
Beam:29 m
Draught:6.8 m

Additional Information
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2003
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°52’59.64” N, 14°30’56.64” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 297° (151°)
Arrival:13th Apr 2021
13:00:12 UTC
Last update:
26 days 9 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 11th, 04:00:19 UTCGr Her
2018 September 8th, 09:30:37 UTCIt Bri
2018 September 7th, 04:00:37 UTCIt Vce
2018 September 3rd, 03:30:56 UTCGr Jmk
2018 August 31st, 04:00:25 UTCIt Vce
2018 August 27th, 03:30:36 UTCGr Jmk
2018 August 25th, 09:30:16 UTCIt Bri
2018 August 21st, 03:30:13 UTCGr Her
2018 August 20th, 03:30:38 UTCGr Jmk
2018 August 18th, 09:30:10 UTCIt Bri
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Emmanuel.L on Aug 02, 2021 01:38 (2 months ago)
Shipping companies are not that forthcoming with certain information which could give advantage to their rivals, and yes she could have anchored off Malta awaiting dockyard space (which had been seen to be available, an afloat job mostly) there it stands, only it will be resolved at the company board rooms.
As to your queries David,all resolved ,don't give it another thought.
Stay safe ,keep healthy my friends.
Brett Bachmann on Aug 01, 2021 20:34 (2 months ago)
Thanks David, yet she can easily be replaced with another vsl....really don't understand why she moved to Malta and now back to the anchorage off Augusta..
davidships on Aug 01, 2021 20:28 (2 months ago)
Perhaps a scheduling thing if Palumbo is busy - probably cheaper and more convenient to anchor at Augusta.
Recent update to MSC restart plans in Cruise Industry News, has MSC LIRICA resuming Venice-Split-Dubrovnik-Kotor-Corfu-Venice cruises on 10 April 2022.
Brett Bachmann on Aug 01, 2021 15:44 (2 months ago)
Emmanuel I cannot recall where I read it but it obviously made perfect sense to me at the time. Why she has now left Malta after 4 months with nothing being done is strange indeed.....we will wait and see. Hope you are well and taking care, Brett.
Emmanuel.L on Aug 01, 2021 14:42 (2 months ago)
When did MSC release that statement Brett? Maybe they made their calculations ,but still no attempt to repair (at Palumbo) has been made.
The ship is calculated worth Euro 250 million., she was lengthened in November 2015, incidentally the fire in the lifeboat was situated in this lengthened part, not that it has any relation to the fire in the lifeboat.
At the moment she is along with MSC OPERA they are anchored off Augusta, Sicily.
Still quite mysterious that after 4 months nothing has been done her eventual fate.
keep safe my friend
Brett Bachmann on Aug 01, 2021 08:24 (2 months ago)
Good morning Emmanuel, that is odd because MSC released a statement some time back saying that they were going to repair her at their Palumbo in Malta (MSC/Palumbo JV in Malta see here ( ) There are quite a few ships in that class so yes let's wait and see...
Emmanuel.L on Aug 01, 2021 04:54 (2 months ago)
Hi Brett, the MSC LIRICA left Malta on the 29 July ,in the same situation as seen in the photo, according to marinetraffic bound for Augusta,Sicily.
The fire occurred in March, more than 4 months ago , ample time to resolve insurance litigations and start repairs, but not even damage clearance was taken in hand whilst in Malta.......could it be that her days are numbered?, she was built in 2003 and maybe she was deemed not worth to repair her.
regards my friend.
Brett Bachmann on Jul 31, 2021 12:25 (2 months ago)
Hi Emmanuel.L, she is there to be repaired.
Emmanuel.L on Jul 31, 2021 10:51 (2 months ago)
Thanks Aleksi, 4 months since the accident and not even any clearance of the debris!, is she going to be repaired or that was the final straw that broke the camel's back? next destination ,the scrap yards at Turkey?
regards and keep safe
Aleksi & Tane Lindström on Jul 30, 2021 14:54 (2 months ago)
Hi Emmanuel, Corfu indeed, it was on March 12, 2021.

Thank you for the casualty photos!

Best regards,
Emmanuel.L on Jul 30, 2021 14:46 (2 months ago)
if I am not mistaken this incident happened whilst the ship was moored at the island of Corfu, but what was the date? can any one provide this info.
thanks and regards
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