The ferry "European Express" caused serious material damage to two anchored ships off a shipyard in Perama in the port of Piraeus - the "Aqua Jewel" and the tanker "Sotiria" - in the afternoon of Aug 1, 2017. The "European Express" broke lose from her moorings and drifted against the starboard side of the "Aqua Jewel" which then hit the adjacent tanker. After the allision, the "European Express" was safely taken back to its berth with tug assistance. The port authority launched a preliminary investigation, all involved ships were detained until the submission of Class A certificates of seaworthiness by the relevant classification societies.
For the incident, the following announcement was issued by the Port Authority of Piraeus It was announced yesterday afternoon, the 4th Port Terminal of the Central Port Authority of Piraeus, that the cranes of the Cyprus-flagged "EUROPEANEXPRESS" were crashed, which was anchored in the marine area in front of a shipyard in Perama, resulting in Its impact on adjacent ships. More specifically, "EUROPEANEXPRESS" was on the right side of the A / C-C / AQUAJEWEL NP. 11045 causing extensive material damage, which then hit the adjacent D / O "SOTIRIA" NP. 11798 also causing material damage. The incident did not report injury and no marine pollution was found, while "EUROPEEXPRESS" definitely bore the P / C assistance to its original position. From the relevant Port Authority conducting the preliminary investigation, the detention of all three ships involved was forbidden until the submission of Class A Certificate of Seaworthiness, by the classification societies.