Tirrenia Sharden ferry accidents and incidents

Tirrenia Sharden ferry cruise ship


Length (LOA)
214 m / 702 ft

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CruiseMapper's Tirrenia Sharden ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2908-passenger vessel owned by TIRRENIA (Ferries). Our Tirrenia Sharden 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 (Civitavecchia)
  • ship collision - 2016 (with GNV Excelsior in Genoa)
  • deaths - 2016

15 November 2016Crew / Passenger Deaths

On November 15, 2016, the body of a male passenger (of German origin) was found inside the ship (in a ventilation shaft). The man was reported missing for over 2 months.

13 July 2016Ship Collision / Allision

On July 13, 2016, while maneuvering in Genoa harbor, the ship collided with the ferry GNV Excelsior. The accident was due to strong winds (up to 45 kph / 30 mph).

Both ferries suffered only minor damage.

03 February 2012Ship Collision / Allision

On February 3, 2012, at ~11:30 pm, while leaving Port Civitavecchia (Rome) for Olbia (Sardinia), the ship struck the harbor's breakwater. The accident was due to strong winds and a blizzard (reduced visibility).

The collision resulted in above waterline hull hole (approx 30 m / 100 ft long gash). The ferry was carrying a total of 262 passengers plus 53 crew. No injuries were reported.

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

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