The 77 meter long, 538 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry St. Helen had a car deck collapse while berthed at the Fishbourne terminal, Isle of Wight. The St. Helen had departed on a scheduled voyage from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight with 181 passengers and 11 crew. As passengers disembarked, the mezzanine deck was being lowered with 9 vehicles when it collapsed onto the main deck. Three passengers and 1 crewman suffered injuries and were taken to hospital. The cause of the collapse was not reported, but a full investigation into the incident has been launched by the MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch).
The 140 meter long, 2059 dwt ro-ro passenger vessel Ocean Atlantic broke from her moorings at Bremerhaven, Germany by strong wind gusts. A tug was able to bring the Ocean Atlantic back to the pier. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 190 meter long, 6555 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry ferry Peter Pan allided with the 49 meter long, 555 dwt small coastal freighter Jopi while moored at Trelleborg, Sweden. The Peter Pan had broke from her moorings and strong wind gusts pushed the vessel’s aft section into the stern of the Jopi which was moored on the opposite quay. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 7360 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Stena Alegra went aground in the Baltic Sea near Karlskrona, Sweden. The Stena Alegra was proceeding in just ballast as no passengers or cargo was on board. Reports state the vessel was blown aground by the strong winds. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 98 meter long, 5438 dwt dredger Arco Axe went aground on the Thames near Shoeburyness, England. The Arco Axe was later refloated by the aid of several tugs and proceeded to Medway. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution.
The 80 meter long, 1805 dwt freighter Danio went aground near Farne Island, United Kingdom. The Danio was headed to Antwerp from Perth with a cargo of timber when it ran up onto the rocks. The Seahouses RNLI lifeboat responded to the scene and found the Danio had suffered a one meter gash in the bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Attempts to refloat the vessel by a tug on the next high tide failed. A Coastguard team has a pollution control team at the site to monitor the situation. Reports state the Danio may remain aground for several weeks until the tidal conditions are right.
- Danio cargo vessel runs aground on Farne Islands (shippingtribune.com)
- Crew stay on ship stranded off Northumberland coast (itv.com)
- Cargo ship is holed on rocks off Farne Islands (thetimes.co.uk)