On March 3, the 270 meter long, 74375 dwt MSC Madrid collided with the 199 meter long, 14012 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Primula Seaways off Flushing, Netherlands. The MSC Madrid had made a turn which caused it to strike into the port side of the Primula Seaways. Both vessels sustained significant damage above the waterline and were detained until surveys could be completed. The Primula Seaways was found seaworthy and allowed to proceed on its voyage to Ghent later the same day. The MSC Madrid was also allowed to continue on its voyage from Hamburg to Antwerp. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
On December 3, the 140 meter long, 5000 dwt car carrier City of Rotterdam collided with the 200 meter long, 10,407 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Primula Seaways on the Humber near Immingham, England. The Primula Seaways was coming from Rotterdam with 25 persons in bad weather with strong winds and heavy rains. As it approached the Humber, the Primula Seaways struck head-on with the City of Rotterdam.
The City of Rotterdam sustained extensive damage to its portside bow. The car carrier had a 40 foot long breach over multiple decks and a notable crack in the hull. No reports of injuries on either vessel.
The Primula Seaways proceeded to Killinghome Haven while the City of Rotterdam berthed in Immingham. Authorities have detained both vessels and launched an investigation into the incident. The cause of the collision has not yet been reported.