Greek ferry Superferry II breached after colliding with pier in Andros island

Superferry IIThe Greek ferry Superferry II with 80 passengers on board got water ingress after collision with pier at ferry terminal in Gavrio on Andros island. The vessel was maneuvering for docking, but proceeded with higher speed and due to dead inertia collided with the stone wall of the quay. The ship got some small breach in steering compartment near the waterline, which caused water ingress. All the passenger were disembarked to the terminal without injuries. The ferry Superferry II was detained in Gavrio for repairs and further inspection of the coast guard, due to the damages received from collision. All the further voyages of the vessel were cancelled. The company operator contracted another ferry got get the service on the line.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. There is no reported about oil spill and water pollution. The ship remained seaworthy with only controlled water ingress, but will return in service only after repairing of the breach and special survey.

The ferry Superferry II (IMO: 7346221) was en route from Tinos to Andros islands in Greece. The vessel has overall length of 122.00 m, moulded beam of 19.00 m and maximum draft of 5.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 1,029 DWT and the gross tonnage is 4,986 GRT. The vessel was built in 1974 by Boelwerf Cockerill in Hoboken, Belgium. The vessel is operated by Golden Star Ferries.