Ferry grounding, Italy, Adriatic sea

Ferry ISOLA DI CAPRAIA with 7 passengers on board ran onto breakwater in San Nicola harbor, Tremiti Islands, Italy, Adriatic sea, in the morning May 24, on arrival from Termoli, Italian mainland. Ferry was refloated, probably by own means, and left San Nicola in the afternoon same day, destination Termoli. Damages reportedly are slight or none, mechanical malfunction is believed to be the cause of the accident.
Passenger ro-ro ship ISOLA DI CAPRAIA, IMO 9166182, GT 1927, built 1999, flag Italy, manager COMPAGNIA ITALIANA DI NAVIGAZ (EQUASIS).

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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.