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Cruise ship catches fire in Greece, sending plumes of black smoke into air

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ATHENS, Greece - Video posted on social media captured the moment a fire broke out on a cruise ship in Greece on Friday, sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the air.

Spiros Thimis posted a video of the incident on Facebook that shows a massive smoke cloud rising from the ship, the MSC Lirica.The ship was moored at the Corfu Port Authority, located in Kerkyra, Greece.The fire started on a fiberglass lifeboat before 3:42 p.m.

local time. a spokesperson for MSC Cruises told FOX News. The spokesperson added that the cause of the fire is not immediately known and an investigation is currently underway.

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