Finnclipper ferry accidents and incidents

Finnclipper ferry cruise ship
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Cabins
440

Length (LOA)
188 m / 617 ft

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  • pier collision - 2004 (Kapellskar, Sweden)
DateAccident
  20 January 2004Ship Collision / Allision

(pier collision) On January 20, 2004, the ship left Port Kapellskar (Sweden) on the route to Naantali (Finland), carrying a total of 63 passengers, 30 crew, 2 passenger cars, 5 trailers and 51 trucks, plus 464 tons of fuel (marine diesel oil). The cargoes' combined weight was over 2370 tons.

Upon leaving the port, the ferry collided with the northern side of Kapellskars Skaret buoy. Following the collision, the ship's hull sustained severe damage throughout its length due to overflow, but without any risk of sinking.

The investigation showed that the accident was due to lack of bridgework and familiarity with the vessel's equipment, as well as inadequate utilization of its steering and navigation equipment.

The ferry arrived for drydock repairs in Rostock Germany on January 24, 2004, and returned to service on March 2.

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

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