Cruiseferry SUPERSPEED 2 contacts pier at Hirtshals (North Jutland, Denmark)

   May 28, 2023 ,   Accidents

The cruiseferry SUPERSPEED 2 was taken off Denmark-Norway service after it contacted the pier/dock at Hirtshals (North Jutland, Denmark) in the evening on May 27th, on arrival from Larvik (Norway).

The vessel suffered hull damage above the waterline.

All weekend trips were canceled.

MS Superspeed 2 is a Ro-Pax vessel owned and operated by the company COLOR LINE. The ship has a max capacity of 2325 passengers and 764 cars (or 117 lorries). Classed as "fast ferry", Superspeed 2 was launched in 2008 and currently operates on the Norway-Denmark ferry route Larvik-Hirtshals (crossing time 3 hours 45 min).

The shipowner Color Line (fleet, 1990-founded, headquartered in Oslo Norway) is a Norwegian ferry company operating on passenger and cargo shipping routes between Norway and Sweden, Germany and Denmark.