The 130 meter long, 11,258 dwt tanker Ternvind collided with the 182 meter long, 6,559 dwt ro-ropassenger ferryStena Jutlandica off the island of Vinga near Gothenburg, Sweden. The tanker had departed from Gothenburg en route to Halmstad when it struck the portside of the Stena Jutlandica. The ferry sustained significant hull damage with a several meter long hole above the waterline. Reports state the Stena Jutlandica did suffer water ingress, but was able to proceed to Gothenburg under her own power. Many of the 536 passengers on board were awoken by the sound of the crash, but no reports of injuries. Authorities dispatched vessels to monitor the situation and inspect the vessels. No pollution was released. The Ternvind was last reported anchored off Vinga with no injuries or pollution released.
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 155 meter long, 2950 dwt ferryStena Danica became disabled at Gothenburg, Sweden. The ferry suffered a power blackout while approaching the quay in the harbour. To avoid alliding with the quay, the Stena Danica dropped its anchors. Three tugs arrived and assisted the ferry to its berth. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The vessel cancelled the following scheduled voyage. This is the second reported power failure on the vessel in the last seven days.