Europalink ferry accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's Europalink ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 925-passenger vessel owned by GRIMALDI LINES (Ferries). Our Europalink 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 - 2021
- aground - 2004 (struck rocks near Corfu Island, Greece)
- propulsion/power loss – 2013
|17 July 2021||Fire Accident|
On July 17, 2021, at 2:40 UTC, while serving the Sweden-Germany route, the ship reported a fire in a passenger cabin. The accident occurred at sea, en route from Malmo to Travemunde.
The fire was quickly extinguished by the crew and without external assistance. Two passengers (suffering from minor smoke inhalations) received medical assistance at the Infirmary and were confirmed to be fine. No major damages were reported and the voyage continued as planned.
As a precaution, all passengers were evacuated to the muster stations, but soon they were allowed to return back to their cabins.
The cruiseferry was carrying 290 passengers plus 43 crew-staff.
|21 September 2014||Ship Grounding|
On September 21, 2014, the ship run aground / struck rocks while navigating near Peristeres beach (Corfu Island, Greece). All the 692 passengers and 70 crew were evacuated. The vessel was later refloated and towed to port Kerkyra (Corfu) for repairs. The accident occurred during the scheduled Greece-Italy crossing from Patras to Ancona.
|05 January 2013||Propulsion / Power Loss|
On January 5, 2013, the ship experienced engine failure. The accident affected the propulsion system and resulted in reduced speed. The ferry was forced to make an emergency stop in port Brindisi Italy.
All passengers and vehicles were disembarked/offloaded safely in Brindisi and transferred to the Grimaldi's ship Florencia to continue on the voyage. From Brindisi, the ferry was brought to Messina Sicily for repairs.
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