A 34m classic leisure Benetti motor yacht Hidalgo, has been completely destroyed in a fire which broke out aboard on Wednesday, September 16, according to Liguria Nautica.

According to Maritime Industry News, the luxury yacht was in storage at a shipyard near La Spezia, Italy, when the fire broke out.

Within minutes, the flames caused a dense column of smoke, visible from a considerable distance, says Liguria Nautica.

The fire was prevented from extending to other units in the vicinity when firefighters managed to get on board and battle it. No human injuries were reported while the cause of the fire is not yet known.

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