Fire safety fears are delaying the launch of the world’s newest luxury cruise liner, report says

Explora I (Courtesy Explora Journeys / MSC Cruises)The launch of a highly anticipated luxury cruise ship has been delayed by safety concerns, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

The Explora I, run by cruise giant MSC, lost a crucial safety certification over faulty fire-resistant panels, per the newspaper, which cited unnamed sources.

Paroc, a Finnish supplier of the panels to the shipbuilder Fincantieri, informed the Italian company that a second type of panel had also lost its certification, the sources told the FT.

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