Ferry Mare Di Levante with 660 passengers collided with docked vessel in Greece

Mare Di LevanteThe ferry Mare Di Levante with 660 passengers collided with docked passenger vessel Harmony G at Kyllini port, Greece. The vessel was maneuvering to leave the port, but due to human mistake hit the berthed ship. The ferry Mare Di Levante did not suffered any damages after the collision and was released to resume voyage to Zakynthos port, after inspection from the coast guard. The docked passenger vessel Harmony G was breached after the collision and was detained at the port for repair works and further special survey. Fortunately the breach was above the waterline and did not caused water ingress or any problem for the ship.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. The operator and Master of the ferry Mare Di Levante are responsible for the accident and will be fined for the collision.

The ferry Mare Di Levante (IMO: 8405191) has overall length of 120.20 m, moulded beam of 21.00 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 2,485 DWT and the gross tonnage is 4,059 GRT. The ferry is owned and operated by Greek company Ionios Aktopolia.

The passenger ship Harmony G (IMO: 8984989) has overall length of 53.00 m, moulded beam of 7.10 m and maximum draft of 3.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 79 DWT and the gross tonnage is 498 GRT. The ship was built in 2001 by Savvas Shipyard in Eleusis, Greece. The owner and operator of the vessel Harmony G is Zeus Group.