News of a fire outbreak in Antalya, Turkey at one of Damen’s shipyard facilities was recently reported, with no damage to any of the vessels in build or causalities reported.
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Damen has released the following formal statement following the fire:
On 15 May 2023, a substantial fire broke out at a Damen building hall in Antalya, Turkey. All those on the site were evacuated safely and no casualties have been reported. Thanks to the efforts of the Turkish emergency services, the fire was dealt with quickly.
The Damen building hall suffered a large amount of damage but did not contain any of the Damen Yachting projects currently in build. These projects remain unaffected. While all of our clients associated with the Antalya facility have been informed of the incident, our priorities lie in supporting and caring for our colleagues in Antalya.