Posted on July 15, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Spanish-flagged Passenger Ferry, JAUME III, collided with the Spanish-flagged RoRo, ALCANTARA DOS during the morning hours of July the 12th while attempting to berth at Mallorca’s Port d’Alcudia.
The incident occurred at approximately 07:45 am LT. The JAUME III was in the process of manoeuvring, attempting to berth at the nearby pier in order to pick up passengers.
As a result of the collision the Alcantara suffered only minor damages. Unfortunately, however, the Jaume III received extensive damage along its bow, and experienced a hull beach on its starboard side.
Thankfully, neither vessel had passengers or cargo onboard at the time of the collision. There weren’t any injuries reported on any of the crew working on either vessel.
The Alcantara continued on its journey with only a four-hour delay but the Jaume III had to cancel its route until further notice.
According to the owner of the vessel, the Jaume III will be out of commission until the damage to the bow can be fully repaired.
The port authority has launched a full investigation into the cause of the incident.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic