Barfleur ferry accidents and incidents

Barfleur ferry cruise ship

Former names
Deal Seaways

Length (LOA)
159 m / 522 ft

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  • collision/allision - 2014 (Poole, England UK)
  • injuries/crimes – overboard (illegal immigrant)

16 July 2014Ship Collision / Allision

On July 16, 2014, at ~6:30 am, the ship collided with a chain at the Poole harbor's entrance.

The vessel snapped the chain and caused the chain ferry to be out of service for 2 days. The same happened on a previous occasion (in 1996) when were damaged the propellers.

Note: Actually, this type of marine accident is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

25 November 2009Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) On November 25, 2009, an illegal immigrant was reported overboard during an English Channel crossing from France to England. The incident resulted in ~5-hour long air and sea search operation

The stowaway jumped overboard in a rough sea (winds up to 65 mph / 100 kph, waves up to 3 m / 10 ft) and freezing waters when the ferry approached the harbor of homeport Poole England. The man was wearing a wetsuit under his clothes, which protected him from hypothermia. He swam some 50 m / 160 ft to Sandbanks coast. The man was arrested while boarding a chain ferry crossing Poole Harbour.

The arrested lied to the police that there was another man who also went overboard, and 2 women left on the ferry. An extensive harbor lifeboat search operation was conducted, involving around 50 crew, coastguard and police officers. The ~GBP 26,000 search operation was suspended at ~5:30 am.

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