Lurssen Shipyard Fire
For over four generations the Lurssen family have operated the floating dock in Bremen-Aumund, Germany. The shipyard is one of the global leaders in the megayacht industry and was established by Friedrich Lurssen back in 1875. The companies origin was smaller motor yachts but around 1962 they expanded to larger vessels after delivering the 55m Pegasus. Since then they've cataloged some of the worlds largest yachts such as Dilbar, Pelorus, Rising Sun and Azzam. Lurssen have also dipped their toes in the military waters and built frigates, mine warfare vessels, and patrol boats.
In the news this week you may have seen reports about an early morning fire breaking out on the floating dock and spreading across the vessel that was housed inside. Emergency services attended the scene and standard procedures commenced. All staff and personnel onsite at the time were evacuated safely and no one sustained an injury other than possible smoke intoxication. With over 150+ Firefighters tackling the blaze efforts to stop the fire from spreading were successful.
No statement has been released at this stage and no comments have been made about the extent of the damage.
Photograph - Klaus Jordan
170m M/Y Azzam resting in the Lurssen Floating Dock