The 204 meter long, 6515 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Cruise Olbia allided with the 214 meter long, 4700 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Athara in the port of Olbia, Sardinia, Italy. The Cruise Olbia was being assisted out of the port by tugs when a strong wind gust caused the ferry to strike the port side wing of the bridge of the Athara. Both vessels sustained minor damage and there were no injuries. The Cruise Olbia was able to proceed on its schedule voyage. The Athara made temporary repairs and was able to leave port later that night. Reports state both vessels were inspected by local authorities before leaving port.
The 87 meter long, 750 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Nearchos ran aground on the islet of Nea Kameni off Santorini, Greece. The Nearchos was underway with 13 crew and five passengers along with their 5 lorries bound to Thira from Mykonos when it ran ashore on the islet. The ro-ro ferry sustained damage to its hull along the portside of the foreship.
The vessel contacted authorities who dispatched several vessels to the scene along with divers to inspect the hull. The Greek Coast Guard deployed booms around the ferry to contain any pollution that may be released. Reports state the passengers were safely evacuated.
On September 26, the ro-ro passenger and cargo ferry Sabuk Nusantara 35 ran aground off Singkil, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Sabuk Nusantara 35 had departed from Singkil bound for Banjak Islands when it suffered engine failure. Without power the Sabuk Nusantara 35 drifted off course and stranded just 200 meters off the shoreline. No reports of injuries to the 12 passengers and 20 crew on board. Passengers were later evacuated back to the port.