On January 15, the 118 meter long, 7200 dwt cargo vessel Zaanborg allided with the ENI gas platform AGIP 1 off Ravenna, Italy. The Zaanborg had departed from Ravenna bound for Piraeus when it struck the platform. The Zaanborg returned to Ravenna where it was detained. The cargo vessel had sustained a large gash in the forepeak above the waterline. No details reported on the AGIP 1 as it was not in operation. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
Reports state there was fog in the area at the time of the incident. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 204 meter long, 6515 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Cruise Olbia allided with the 214 meter long, 4700 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Athara in the port of Olbia, Sardinia, Italy. The Cruise Olbia was being assisted out of the port by tugs when a strong wind gust caused the ferry to strike the port side wing of the bridge of the Athara. Both vessels sustained minor damage and there were no injuries. The Cruise Olbia was able to proceed on its schedule voyage. The Athara made temporary repairs and was able to leave port later that night. Reports state both vessels were inspected by local authorities before leaving port.
On February 14, the 214 meter long, 7031 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Sharden allided at Genoa, Italy. The ferry was attempting to berth when it made a maneuver and struck the pier. The Sharden sustained a large gash on its port side stern hull near the waterline. The quay sustained significant damage requiring inspection by divers. No passengers or crew were injured.
The Sharden was able to later berth and all passengers and vehicles were able to disembarked. The following day, the Sharden was went into drydock for a short time for repairs before resuming her scheduled voyage on February 16.