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Flyingcat 4

Flyingcat 4

Flyingcat 4
Photo: greekreporter.com

On July 29, the 55 meter long, 100 dwt high-speed catamaran passenger ferry Flyingcat 4 allided with the breakwater at Rafina, Greece.  The vessel was heading into Rafina to dock with 209 passengers and 6 crew when it suffered a mechanical fault as it approached the breakwater.  The ferry sustained damage, but there were no injuries on board.  Greek coast guard dispatched vessels to the scene and transferred passengers off the ferry to shore.  Reports state divers were requested to inspect the hull for damage.

Heinrich Schepers

Heinrich Schepers

Heinrich Schepers

The 152 meter long, 13031 dwt container ship Heinrich Schepers allided with a wall on the Scheldt just outside the entrance to Deurganckdok, Belgium. The Heinrich Schepers had suffered a mechanical fault and swung into the metal deflection wall resulting in a 2 meter hull breach above the waterline. No reports of injuries. Authorities report damage to the wall was minimal and has launched an investigation into the incident.

 

Amadeus Classic

Amadeus Classic

Amadeus Classic
Photo: rtvnoord.nl

On July 25, the 110 meter long river cruise ship Amadeus Classic allided with a bridge over the Van Starkenborgh Canal in Aduard, Netherlands.  The Amadeus Classic was attempting to pass under the bridge when its rails on the top deck struck the underside of the bridge. The bridge sustained minimal damage, but the rails on the cruise ship were twisted and crushed.  No reports of injures or pollution released.  Reports state the water level in the canal was 20 centimeters higher than normal levels, but within normal operating conditions.