Two ferry accidents, Scotland and Canary Islands

Transmediterranea’s ferry contacted crane, Canary Islands
Transmediterranea’s ferry’s top bridge mast with radar antennae contacted portal crane at Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura island, Canary islands, at night Oct 13, during berthing. Crane was damaged, hampering cargo operations in port. Ferry reportedly didn’t sustain any detainable damages and left the port as scheduled. Crane operator is blamed for accident. According to available data, ferry in question is ABLAYZIAN, which called Puerto del Rosario on Oct 13. As of morning Oct 15, ferry was under way in the Atlantic, heading for Cadiz Spai.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship ALBAYZIN, IMO 9304631, GT 26302, built 2004, flag Cyprus, operator Transmediterranea.

Ferry allided with pier, Stornoway
Ferry LOCH SEAFORTH allided with pier at Stornoway Western Isles, Scotland, in the afternoon Oct 14 while docking, and sustained bow doors damages, next sailing was delayed or cancelled. The ship left Stornoway early in the morning Oct 15. Ferry LOCH SEAFORTH connects Stornoway with Ullapool Scotland.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship LOCH SEAFORTH, IMO 9665437, GT 8680, built 2014, flag UK, operator CALMAC FERRIES LTD.



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