The MSC Lirica was on fire in the port of Corfu in Greece on Friday afternoon.
Heavy black smoke and flames were visible in the late afternoon on the starboard side of the ship, which is docked on Corfu.
The ship continued to burn in the early afternoon for about an hour until local fire fighting assistance arrived.
By 4:30 p.m. local time the fire was somewhat under control with a number of fire fighting boats on the scene lending assistance.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.