On June 18, the 42 meter long, 50 dwt passenger ship Cinderella II allided with the quay at Stockholm, Sweden. The Cinderella II was returning from Sandhamn bound for Strandvägen with 230 persons on board. As the vessel approached the quay, it suffered power loss from an engine failure.
Unable to slow down, the Cinderella II struck with considerable speed. Eleven persons on board sustain injuries and several were taken to hospital for treatment. The passenger ship suffered hull damage with a dent to the bow. Reports state some damage to the interior from tables and chairs being tossed during the incident.
The passenger ship was later taken out of service and proceeded to Nybrokajen to be inspected. Reports state the Cinderella II had been taken out of service a few weeks earlier to replace one of its engines. Swedish authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 162 meter long, 17088 dwt chemical tanker Travestern allided the 161 meter long, 17083 dwt chemical tanker Havelstern off Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada. The Travestern had struck the anchored Havelstern while maneuvering to transfer fuel. The Travestern sustained hull damage resulting in a large hole in its superstructure. The Havelstern sustained damage to its stern above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution released from either vessel.
Both vessels will be surveyed for damage. Canadian authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 62 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Sterna allided with a pontoon at the ferry terminal in Lillmälö, Pargas, Finland. The ferry was arriving with 21 passengers when it suffered a malfunction and struck the pontoon at a high rate of speed.
The Sterna struck hard enough that the pontoon became entangled with its hull. Reports state one ramp also sustained significant damage. The damaged ramp was completely unusable preventing some 16 vehicles to be unloaded.
Reports state some of the 21 passengers required some medical attention, but no reports of injuries. The Sterna was taken out of service for repairs.