The commercial fishing ship Makarski Jadran allided with pier in Croatia. The vessel was proceeding at slow speed to berth at Jelsi port in Hvar island, Croatia, but suffered failure of the steering gear and remained without ability to maneuver and reduce the dead inertia. The ship allided with the pier and suffered slight damages of the bow with small breaches above the water line. The commercial fishing vessel Makarski Jadran was returning from voyage in Adriatic sea with about 50 passengers on board. Fortunately after the accident, the vessel remained afloat and none of the people on board were injured. All the people were disembarked at the quay.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. The ship will be detained for inspection before return in service. There is no report about oil spill and water pollution.
“There are no complains about injuries from the people during the accident. The ship and the pier were slightly damaged. The vessel had problem with maneuvering, which caused the collision”, said the captain Vidan adding that the ship remained seaworthy.
The commercial fishing ship Makarski Jadran has overall length of 32.00 m, moulded beam of 8.00 m and maximum draft of 2.50 m. The vessel is making fishing cruises in Adriatic sea with capacity of up to 100 passengers.