Polish ferry severely damaged in collision at Ystad, Sweden

Polish ferry JAN SNIADECKI went out of control and struck pier at Ystad, Sweden, at around 1100 UTC Oct 24, on arrival from Swinoujscie, Poland. Ship bow suffered serious damages, as can be seen on photo. Pier was also damaged. Reportedly, prior to hitting pier JAN SNIADECKI moved dangerously close to berthed ferry. Cause of accident yet unknown.
Passenger ro-ro ship JAN SNIADECKI, IMO 8604711, GT 14417, built 1988, flag Cyprus, manager EUROAFRICA LINIE SP Z OO, Poland.

 

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.