Finlandia ferry accidents and incidents

Finlandia ferry cruise ship

Former names
Moby Freedom

Length (LOA)
175 m / 574 ft

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  • ship collision - 2004 (with Athara cruise ferry in Olbia Sardinia)
  • propulsion/power loss - 2004 (Mediterranean)

17 August 2004Propulsion / Power Loss

(Moby Freedom) On August 17, 2004, while en-route from Olbia (Sardinia Island) to Genoa (Italy), the ship suffered propulsion system issues and had to return back to Port Olbia at reduced speed.

The accident was caused by a blade detached from the portside propeller, resulting in leakage in the hull. The propeller failure itself was caused by a manufacturing defect (the unit was produced by Rolls-Royce) also found on the sistership Moby Wonder. This led to legal action of MOBY LINES (shipowner) against Rolls-Royce Marine (UK manufacturer). The controllable pitch propellers of all 3 Moby sisterships (Freedom, Wonder, and Aki / then under construction) were replaced with Wartsila-made units.

03 January 2004Ship Collision / Allision

(Moby Freedom) On January 3, 2004, while maneuvering for docking in Port Olbia (Sardinia Island), the Tirrenia Athara ferry hit the stern of Moby Freedom (moored at Pier 4). The damages amounted to EUR 300,000. According to the accident investigation, the collision was due to human error as the Athara ship didn't request tugboat assistance. No injuries and vehicle damages were reported.

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