Posted on October 25, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Polish flagged Passenger RoRo, JAN SNIADECKI was involved in a collision at the port of Ystad, Sweden during the morning hours of October the 24th.
The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 UTC in the morning. The vessel had been engaging in berthing manoeuvres in order to enter berth when it collided against the horizontal structure of the pier.
The bow of the RoRo crashed into the pier, severely damaging the quay and causing significant damage to its bow
It is not clear at this point in time what was the reason behind the accident. Some sources indicate that the ferry lost control, possibly due to a power outage that affected the onboard ship systems.
According to the RoRo operator, Unity Line, the Jan Sniadecki will be out of service until further notice.
Considering the nature of the damage and its proximity to the waterline, the vessel will have to undergo extensive repairs until It can be deemed seaworthy again.
Thankfully, no passengers were injured during the collision, and there’s been no report of an oil spill.