Update: Ocean Countess fire onboard is eliminated on 85%

By Accidents
Ocean Countess, former Cunard's cruise liner has been severely damaged as she encountered fire aboard while alongside in Halkis port, Greece.

The fire onboard Ocean Countess broke out early on Saturday and quickly spread to upper decks of the 1976-built ship.

There are no reports for injured people so far. At the time of the accident there were 5 workers onboard the Ocean Countess who were safely evacuated.

The fire is under control so far, reported the tug operator, Vernicos on Monday as they stated that 85% of the blaze was eliminated. Crew members of the Verincos' tug vessel Alexander 3 are jointly working with the salvor company Tsavliris in effort to distinguish the fire.

According to preliminary reports the damaged Ocean Countess cruise ship has been lay-up since last October following a charter to UK-based cruise and Maritime voyages.