MOBY ferry mishap, 2 crew injured, Italy

Ferry MOBY NIKI, connecting Piombino port with Porto Ferraio, Elba island, Italy, suffered an accident in engine room at around 1515 LT May 24, shortly after leaving Piombino with some 300 passengers on board. Ferry returned to port under own power, and had to disembark all passengers. Two crew were treated for slight injures. Details unknown, electricity panel shortcut or fire said to be the cause. Ferry resumed sailings on May 25.
Passenger ro-ro ship MOBY NIKI, IMO 7350090, GT 9279, built 1974, flag Italy, operator Mobu SPA.

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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.