The 136 meter long passenger ferry Stena Nautica allided with the breakwater at the port of Grenaa, Denmark. The ferry was on a scheduled voyage to Varberg with 156 passengers and 68 crew when it struck the breakwater leaving Grenaa. The ferry suffered a 5 meter long crack below the waterline. The vessel suffered water ingress, but the pumps were able to control flooding. The Stena Nautica returned to Grenaa and passengers were disembarked. A boom was placed around the ferry to contain any pollution released. Divers welded repairs the following morning. Some 800 tons of water had to be pumped out of the ferry’s hull. The Danish Maritime Authority launched an investigation into the incident.
- Stena Nautica (shipwrecklog.com)