Athara ferry accidents and incidents

Athara ferry cruise ship
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Cabins
325

Length (LOA)
214 m / 702 ft

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CruiseMapper's Athara ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2700-passenger vessel owned by TIRRENIA (Ferries). Our Athara ferry accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • fire - 2009
  • ship collision - 2004 (with Moby Freedom cruiseferry in Olbia, Sardinia Island)
DateAccident
  29 January 2009Fire Accident

On 29 January 2009, the ship had just left Port Genoa (en-route to Olbia Sardinia) when at ~9.30 pm a fire broke out. The ferry was carrying a total of 124 passengers, 49 crew and 40 vehicles.

The ship reported thick smoke from the garage decks, but without visible flames. It anchored approx 10 km from Genova Airport, where was assisted  by firefighters and Italian coast guard boats, then towed to port. At ~11.30 pm, the ship was moored at the quay. The cause for the fire was combustion in a motor vehicle.

  03 January 2004Ship Collision / Allision

On January 3, 2004 , while maneuvering for docking in Port Olbia (Sardinia Island), the ship hit the stern of the moored at Pier 4 cruiseferry Moby Freedom (now MS Finlandia). The damages amounted to EUR 300,000. According to the accident investigation, the collision was due to human error as the Tirrenia ship didn't request tugboat assistance. No injuries and vehicle damages were reported.

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