Italian ro-pax ferry contacted breakwater, damaged, Greece

Ro-pax CRUISE EUROPA contact breakwater while maneuvering to berth at Patras Greece in the evening Apr 4, in adverse weather conditions. Ship’s portside hull sustained two breaches above waterline, 20-centimeter long each. The ship arrived from Ancona Italy with 55 vehicles and 56 drivers on board. In the afternoon Apr 5 she was berthed in Patras.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship CRUISE EUROPA, IMO 9351490, GT 54310, built 2010, flag Italy, manager GRIMALDI.



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