Ferry Olympios Zeus damaged after collision at Kalymnos harbor in Greece

Olympios ZeusThe ferry Olympios Zeus suffered ramp damages at Kalymnos harbor in Greece, after being hit by jolting ferry Nissos Kalymnos. The accident happened in severe weather and strong winds due to entangling of ferry anchors. The anchor chain of ship Nisos Kalymnos was caught by the anchor of ferry Blue Star Patmos, which caused jolting of Nissos Kalymnos and allision with the berthed next to her Olympios Zeus. The collision was not strong and did not caused damages to the vessels, but the opened ramp of Olympios Zeus was distorted and failed to close. The ferry was banned from scheduled sailing and detained for repairs and safety inspection. Fortunately there were no injured people and no reported water pollution.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. The other vessels were inspected and released to return in service.

The ferry Olympios Zeus (IMO: 8969020) has length of 59.00 m, beam of 15.00 m and maximum draft of 3.00 m. The gross tonnage of the ship is 488 GRT. The ferry is managed by the Greek company Mastichari Ane.

The ferry Nissos Kalymnos (IMO: 8704212) has length of 62.00 m, beam of 10.00 m and maximum summer draft of 3.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 302 DWT and the gross tonnage is 755 GRT. The ship was built in 1988 by Greek shipbuilder Naus Shipyard. The owner and operator is Kalymnos Anek.

The ferry Blue Star Patmos (IMO: 9565041) has overall length of 145.00 m, moulded beam of 22.00 m and maximum draft of 6.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 2,775 DWT and the gross tonnage is 18,498 GRT. The ferry was built in 2012 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in Geoje, South Korea. The owner and operator of the vessel is local company Blue Star Ferries Maritime.