The 182-meter passenger ferry Stena Jutlandica, sailing between Frederikshavn and Gothenburg in Sweden, collided with a tanker yesterday (July 19) at 02:30 local time, as it entered the harbour of Gothenburg. The 130-meter tanker Ternvind was departing from Gothenburg to Halmstad, Sweden with 12,000t of diesel fuel onboard.
Spokesperson for Stena Line, Jesper Waltersson, said there were no injuries or panic among the 536 passengers onboard at the time of the accident which caused a hole in ferry’s hull. Stena Jutlandica took on water but was able to dock under own power about an hour after the crash.
Most of the travelers had been asleep when the collision happened. No reports of leakage from the tanker have been announced so far. An environmental team is still examining the situation. The case is being investigated. This will result in fewer departures from Denmark and Sweden for the passenger traffic of Stena Line.