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 September 1, the 105 meter long passenger ship Seadream 1 caught fire in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Palinuro near Naples, Italy. The fire started in the cruise ship’s engine room causing a power blackout and leaving the vessel adrift. Authorities were alerted and multiple patrol boats along with a ferry were diverted to the scene. All 105 passengers and a large number of the 61 crew were evacuated safely. No reports of injuries. The Seadream 1 was later taken under tow to Partenopeo by tugs. No reports of pollution released.
On February 9, the 83 meter long ro-ropassenger ferry Tourist Ferry Boat Primo ran aground in the Tyrrhenian Sea on Ischia Island, Italy. The vessel had departed from Casamicciola with 8 fuel-trucks and drivers with 7 crew. The ferry was blown ashore after suffering engine problems. A tug was dispatched and attempted to pull the ferry off the beach without success. The Tourist Ferry Boat Primo was released a few days later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.