Blue Puttees ferry accidents and incidents

Blue Puttees ferry cruise ship
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Former names
Stena Trader

Length (LOA)
200 m / 656 ft

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  • aground - 2013 (Port aux Basques, NF Canada)
DateAccident
  31 July 2013Ship Grounding

On July 31, 2013, at ~8:30 am, the ship ran aground during harbour navigation (maneuvering) in Port aux Basques. However, using its own thrusters (propulsion pods), it managed to break free at high tide. Upon leaving Port aux Basques for North Sydney NS, the ferry struck a dock (former fish plant wharf) and also nudged a building. The ship was carrying a total of 398 passengers plus 91 crew.

The underwater inspection discovered a hull damage (to the fore-located bulbous bow), so the ship was taken out of service for drydock repairs in Halifax NS. It returned to service on August 20.

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