November 9, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 40 meter long passenger ship Schaprode collided with three other vessels while attempting to berth at Neuendorf, Germany on Hiddensee island. The Schaprode suffered a control failure with the engine causing it to enter the port at full speed astern. The ferry struck one sailboat and two motor boats sinking all the vessels. The ferry also damage a powerline for the harbor’s lighting. There were few passengers on board at the time of the incident and no one was injured. Reports place the damage around 60000€. The water police are conducting an investigation into the incident.