Cote des Dunes ferry accidents and incidents

Cote des Dunes ferry cruise ship
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Former names
Seafrance Rodin, MS Rodin (MyFerryLink)

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CruiseMapper's Cote des Dunes ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1500-passenger vessel owned by DFDS SEAWAYS (Ferries). Our Cote des Dunes 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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  • pier collision / allision - 2012 (Dunkerque Shipyard)

In the period 2001-2012, the vessel was operated under the name "SeaFrance Rodin" by SeaFrance (SNCF-owned / French state-owned company, operational between 1996-2012 January, now defunct).

DateAccident
  26 November 2015Ship Collision / Allision

On November 26, 2015, the ship departed Dunkerque West en-route to Damen Shipyard (Dunkerque East). While berthed at the shipyard, due to gale force conditions it broke the moorings, sustained hull damage and had to enter drydock for repairs.

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

  09 January 2012Other Incidents

(SeaFrance Rodin) On January 9, 2012, the shipowner Seafrance SA declared bankruptcy. All company assets (including the four ferries - SeaFrance Rodin, SeaFrance Berlioz, SeaFrance Nord Pas-de-Calais, SeaFrance Moliere) were ceased, pending auction sale to recoup money owed to creditors.

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