On July 22, the 135 meter long passenger ship Lady Diletta allided with a bridge on the Mosel River near Longuich, Germany. Launched in June 2020, the Lady Diletta was proceeding on a cruise with 180 passengers. During the early morning hours, the cruise ship attempted to pass under the bridge, but the upper deck struck the bridge. The vessel’s sundeck and railing were damaged, but none of the 180 passengers and crew were injured. Some signage on the bridge was also damaged, but the bridge itself didn’t sustain any damage. Reports state the incident was due to a course mistake allowing the vessel to veered to far from the fairway.
The 241 meter long , 7324 dwt passenger ship Asuka II caught fire while docked in the port of Yokohama, Japan. The fire broke out on one of the top decks used for storage. The crew were unable to contain the blaze and requested assistance. Local firefighters arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the fire a few hours later.
No reports of injuries or pollution released. No passengers were on board the vessel.
The Asuka II has been berthed in Yokohama since April 1 due to the breakout of the coronavirus. The incident is under investigation.
On January 6, the 33 meter long, 275 gt passenger ferry Ocean Jet 7 ran aground some 1500 meters off Plaridel Port in Misamis Occidental, Philppines. The vessel was en route to Tagbilaran City when it encountered heavy seas and strong winds. The waves drove the Ocean Jet 7 off course and aground on its starboard side of the hull. The Philippine Coast Guard dispatched a rescue vessels to the scene and safely transported 271 passengers and 17 crew to Plaridel Port. No reports of injuries.
A tug was dispatched to help refloat the Ocean Jet 7 and take it under tow back to port. No reports of pollution released.