On June 16, the 31 meter long, 21 dwt high-speed ferry Masaccio allided with a pier at Stromboli, Italy. The Masaccio was approaching the pier when strong winds caused the vessel to slam against the pier damaging one of the starboard hydrofoils wings. The bow of the ferry swung under the pier and became wedged underneath causing the Masaccio to partially sink. The 117 passengers and six crew were able to evacuate the vessel assisted by local islanders.Reports state many passengers were frightened by the incident, but no reports of injuries. Reports state the fuel was removed from the Masaccio and that refloating operations had already begun. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.