Wawel ferry accidents and incidents
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- collision / allision - 1991 (Dover UK)
The ship was previously operated under the names Scandinavia (1980-1981 by Rederi AB Nordo), Tzarevetz (1981-1982 by Navigation Maritime Bulgare), Fiesta (1988-1991 by Sealink UK), Stena Fantasia (1991-1998 by STENA LINE), P&O Canterbury (1999-2003 by P&O FERRIES), Alkmini A (2003-2004 by GA Ferries) and Wawel (since 2004 by POLFERRIES).
|08 January 1991||Ship Collision / Allision|
(Stena Fantasia) On January 8, 1991, while maneuvering for docking in homeport Dover (England UK), propulsion issues led to a collision with the mooring quay. The accident resulted in starboard hull hole. The ship remained pinned against the quay for ~8 hours.
The vessel was put temporarily out of service and drydocked in Rotterdam (Holland) for repairs. The maneuverability issues were finally fixed during the drydock in Goteborg (Sweden) on November 6, 1991. The Dover-Calais service was resumed in December.
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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