GNV La Superba ferry accidents and incidents

GNV La Superba ferry cruise ship
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Cabins
608

Length (LOA)
212 m / 696 ft

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  • fire - 2009 (in Genoa Italy)
  • ship collision - 2004 (with Nuraghes ferry in Olbia, Sardinia Italy)
DateAccident
  22 December 2009Fire Accident

On December 22, 2009, while berthed in homeport Genoa Italy, the ship suffered an engine room fire accident. The fire was quickly extinguished by the crew. All the 1570 passengers were evacuated and transferred to a substitute  ferry to Palermo Sicily.

  17 September 2004Ship Collision / Allision

On September 17, 2004, at ~8 pm, while maneuvering for docking in Port Olbia (Sardinia Island), the ship (rammed the moored TIRRENIA ferry Nuraghes. Nuraghes was berthed at Pier 3 and waiting for its 11 pm departure for Civitavecchia (Rome).

In the collision, MS Nuraghes sustained several hull damages (to the bow, Navigation Bridge, and partially the stern). One of its lifeboats fell into the water, while one inflatable liferaft remained hanging in the air. After the investigations and inspections, Nuraghes departed towards Lazio airport.

The fault was attributed to La Superba's Captain, who, despite the bad weather in the harbour, didn't require tugboat assistance.

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