Cote D'Albatre ferry accidents and incidents

Cote D'Albatre ferry cruise ship


Length (LOA)
143 m / 469 ft

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  • pier collision/allision - 2019 (in Newhaven England)

14 December 2019Ship Collision / Allision

On December 14, 2019, the DFDS-owned cruiseferry collided with the pier at homeport Newhaven (East Sussex, England). Upon leaving the dock, due to strong winds in Newhaven Harbour, the ship struck East Pier at ~10:30 am.

The collision resulted in minor hull damage. The vessel returned and re-berthed, and the scheduled crossing was delayed by ~4,5 hours. The ship departed from Newhaven at~ 2:30 pm.

Newhaven's East Pier was closed for damage assessment and repairs until December 16. Two DFDS channel ferry crossings were canceled due to weather. The affected voyages were Newhaven-Dieppe (planned departure 11 pm) and the return Dieppe-Newhaven (departure 5:30 am).

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

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