On June 7, the 165 meter long, 7210 dwt vehicle carrier Neptune Thelisis allided with quay at Luka Koper, Slovenia. The Neptune Thelisis had been moored at the quay when a severe storm struck the area.
The strong winds with gusts reaching 110 kilometers per hour slammed against the car carrier. The winds were strong enough to pull the vessel away from the pier snapping the bow mooring lines. The Neptune Thelisis then swung around and struck against the quay and a gantry crane. The crane fell over and was completely demolished. The vessel only sustained multiple scratches and minor damage. No reports of injuries.
Damage by the storm was reported to be between 15 to 20 million €. The Neptune Thelisis remained in port to be surveyed for hull damage and complete repairs. Reports state both the harbour authority and the vessel’s owners deny responsibility for the incident and litigation is expected.