The 28 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Hochdonn collided with the 90 meter long, 4539 dwt cargo vessel Scheldebank on the Kiel Canal in Hochdonn, Germany. The ferry was struck by the Scheldebank in dense fog resulting in heavy damage to the port side of Hochdonn. A vehicle on the ferry was also damaged. The Scheldebank had slight damage to its bow. No one was injured on either vessel. The Hochdonn was taken out of service and replaced with another ferry.
The water police have not reported the cause of the collision. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 168 meter long, 3067 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Spirit of Vancouver Island allided with the dock at Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada. The ferry was attempting to berth when it struck the dock. The ferry’s bow ramp was damage and required to be cut away to allow vehicles to be unloaded. Reports state the Spirit of Vancouver Island had to cancel several scheduled crossings until repairs could be completed. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 64 meter long, 150 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Eid allided with a quay at Sæbø, Norway. The ferry was approaching the terminal when it failed to slow down and struck the quay. The Eid continued forward until it went aground in shallow water. Passengers on board were thrown off their feet, but no reports of injuries. A tug was dispatched and pulled the Eid free a short time later. The ferry sustained some bow damage and was pulled out of service. Reports state the cause of the allision was due to a malfunction.