Ferry breached in allision

Ferry breached in allision

Ferry breached in allision

18 March 2017 - 16:00 - Update: 19 March 2017 - 21:29


In the morning of March 16, 2017, around 5 a.m. the "Poeta López Anglada" allided with with the ferry "Ciudad de Málaga", when both ships were at the berths 4 and 5 of the port of Algeciras. A wind gust of up to 80 km/h caught the ship and pushed the stern of the "Poeta López Anglada" against the "City of Málaga" which was breached above the water line at starboard side had to be taken out of operation. A steel sheet first had to be welded onto the damaged hull. For this purpose, the ship left the port on March 18 at 8 a.m. and was drydocked in Gibraltar at 9.40 a.m. 

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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