Italian ferry hit rock, sustained 8-meter underwater gash

MOBY’s ferry GIRAGLIA, connecting Gallura Sardinia, and Bonifacio Corsica, Italy, struck underwater rock while leaving Gallura on Feb 6, and sustained underwater 8-meter long gash with ensuing water ingress. The ship had passengers and vehicles on board, but luckily, situation remained under control. GIRAGLIA was anchored at Gallura entrance, and as of 1400 UTC Feb 7, remained at anchor. Understood passengers were taken to port.
Passenger ro-ro ship GIRAGLIA, IMO 8013235, GT 2123, built 1981, flag Italy, operator MOBY.

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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.