Italian ro-ro collided with Greek ferry in Cagliari

Ro-ro cargo ship MASSIMO MURA allided with berthed passenger roro ferry ARIADNE at Cagliari in the afternoon Oct 23, while proceeding to berth with assistance of two tugs. One of towlines broke up in strong sirocco wind gusts. Reportedly, both ships sustained superficial damages, but as of 1700 UTC Oct 23, both were still in port.
Passenger ro-ro ship ARIADNE, IMO 9135262, GT 30882, built 1996, flag Greece, operator HELLENIC SEAWAYS.
Ro-ro cargo ship MASSIMO MURA, IMO 9234094, GT 23235, built 2003, flag Italy, manager MOBY 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.