The 203 meter long, 5990 dwt ro-ro passenger ferryStena Superfast VIII went adrift while in the port of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The vessel had drifted from its berth with 18 passengers and 55 crew when the area was struck by a severe Atlantic storm from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo. Tugs were dispatched and were able to maneuver the ferry back to its berth. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 104 meter long, 938 dwt passenger ship Clipper Odyssey allided with the jetty at Fort George, Derry, Northern Ireland. The vessel was attempting to berth at the jetty when it struck. The edge of the jetty suffered broken concrete, railings and electrical equipment. No damage to the vessel. None of the 200 passengers or crew on board the cruise ship were injured. The master of the Clipper Odyssey accepted responsibility for the incident. The authorities closed the jetty to the public while it undergoes repairs. The jetty had recently been refurbished.
The 15 meter long fishing vessel Moyuna went aground on the rocks off Ardglass Harbour, Northern Ireland. The vessel sent out a distress call as the vessel developed a 30 degree list forcing the four crewmen on board to the life raft. The fishing vessel Three Coins responded and safely rescued all the crew. The Moyuna is being surveyed for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The MAIB is conducting an investigation into the incident.