Ferries collision, both damaged, Palermo

Passenger ro-ro ferry RAFFAELE RUBATTINO contacted by her stern bow of berthed ferry ANTONELLO DA MESSINA in Palermo Sicily, in the morning Oct 3, on arrival from Naples. As seen on photo, both ships sustained damages, extent unknown. As of evening Oct 3, both ships remained berthed at Palermo. Understood stern thruster failure was the cause of an accident.
Passenger ro-ro ship RAFFAELE RUBATTINO, IMO 9144744, GT 31041, built 2000, flag Italy.
Passenger ro-ro ship ANTONELLO DA MESSINA, IMO 8708593, GT 1643, built 1988, flag Italy.



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