The 186 meter long, 7000 dwt r0-r0 passenger ferry Sicilia allided with the pier at Ibiza, Spain. The Sicilia had arrived from Barcelona in bad conditions. As the ferry maneuvered to dock, strong winds pushed the ferry to strike the pier. The Sicilia was able to moor later and allow passengers to disembark.
The Sicilia sustained hull damage at the starboard stern. The vessel was holed above the waterline. No reports of injuries to the crew or the 9 passengers on board at the time of the incident.
The Sicilia was pulled out of service for repairs. Reports state the ferry would be repaired in a few days.
The 225 meter long, 58136 dwt LPG tanker BW Maple collided with the 181 meter long, 44885 dwt tanker Dawn Kanchipuram in the Bay of Bengal near Kamaraiar, Chennai, India. The Dawn Kanchipuram was heading towards the port with a cargo of diesel fuel and lube oil when it was struck amidships by the BW Maple which had left port in ballast. The BW Maple’s bow struck just in front of the superstructure on the portside hull.
The Dawn Kanchipuram’s hull was breached and several tons of oil pollution was released into the sea. No reports of injuries. Officials stated the Dawn Kanchipuram proceeded to port and unloaded its cargo.