The 72 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Driade caught fire near Ischia, Italy. The Driade had departed from Naples bound for Casamicciola when a fire broke out in the engine room disabling the vessel. The fire spewed out dense plumes of smoke making it difficult to contain. The Driade contacted authorities who dispatched rescue vessels to the scene. The Coast Guard arrived a short time later and transferred 12 passsengers off the Driade. Two passengers suffered injuries and later taken to hospital for treatment. The Driade crew were able to contain the blaze and a tug took the ferry under tow back to Naples.
The 71 meter long, 400 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Isola Di Capri allided with the 70 meter long, 572 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Driade in Naples, Italy. The Isola Di Capri had dropped its mooring lines as it was ready to depart from Naples bound for Ischia when it was blasted by strong winds. The winds pushed the Isola Di Capri until it struck against the foreship of the Driade. Both vessels sustained minor damage and were detained from leaving port until weather conditions had improved. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On April 20, the 100 meter long, 5183 dwt cargo vessel Amira Eman ran aground off Porto Nogaro, Italy. The Amira Eman had departed the port with 4500 tons of cargo for Egypt when it stranded outside the navigation channel. A tug was requested and was able to assist in refloating the Amira Eman a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Amira Eman was allowed to proceed on its voyage.