Ferries collided at Alcudia, Mallorca, one breached

Ferry JAUME III collided with berthed ferry ALCANTARA in the morning Jul 12 at Alcudia port, Mallorca, Spain. Both ferries didn’t have passengers or cargo on board. JAUME III was shifting berth to take on board passengers. ALCANTARA damages understood to be minor, ferry left Alcuida at around midday on scheduled trip, though with several hours delay. JAUME III sustained hull breach in stb bow area, her trip was cancelled. As of morning Jul 13, ferry was still at Alcudia.
Passenger ro-ro ship ALCANTARA, IMO 9107203, GT 4859, built 1996, flag Spain, operator Transmediterranea.
High-speed passenger vessel JAUME III, IMO 9135884, GT 4305, built 1996, flag Spain, operator Balearia.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.