January 13, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 189 meter long, 48193 dwt freighter New Glory collided with the 97 meter long, 758 dwt ro-ro ferry Milenium Dos near Ceuta, Spain. The New Glory struck the starboard side of the Milenium Dos who was proceeding north with 174 passengers and 18 crew. The collision left a large hole in the ferry’s hull above the waterline. One of the Milenium Dos fuel tanks was damaged and some fuel was released into the water. Two passengers and one crewman were injured and were taken to hospital. The two vessels remained locked together as authorities dispatched rescue craft and tugs to the scene. The two vessel remained together for several hours until they could be pulled apart. The Milenium Dos was taken under tow by the tugs and proceeded to Ceuta. The New Glory proceeeded to an anchorage. No reports of injuries on the freighter. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.