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 76 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Giraglia went aground off Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia. The Giraglia departed from Santa Teresa Gallura with 69 passengers and 15 crew bound for Bonifacio when the vessel suffered a power blackout. The main engine had failed and drifted onto the rocks just off the shoreline. The vessel requested assistance and authorities assisted in evacuating all 69 passengers off the ferry. A tug was requested to help in refloating efforts. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Italian Coast Guard has started an investigation into the incident.
The 92 meter long cable barge AMT Explorer capsized and sank in the Mediterranean Sea near Sardinia. The barge was being towed by the tug Red Husky from Naples to Bremerhaven with cable when the vessel lost stability and capsized. The crew on board were able to abandon ship and rescued. No reports of injuries. The cable on board the AMT Explorer was estimated to be worth 28 million euros. Reports state that Smit Salvage has been contracted to recover the barge and cable.