The 119 meter long, 1198 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Mobi Niki struck an obstruction near Isola Palmaiola, Italy. The Mobi Niki was en route to Portoferraio from Piombino with 138 passengers when it struck an unknown object in the water. The ferry sustained hull damage, but was able to continue on its voyage to Portoferraio. The ferry arrived in the port and was able to disembark all passengers and vehicles on board. No reports of injuires. Authorities placed booms around the hull while the Mobi Niki undergoes inspection. Authorities have also launched an investigation into the incident.
On October 14, the 105 meter long self-propelled barge Con Dios sustained damage while moored on the Rhine near Bingen, Germany. The Con Dios had been strucky by another vessel during the early morning hours. The Con Dios sustained hull damage including water ingress in the cargo hold, but the vessel’s pumps were able to control the flooding.
The Con Dios proceeded to Bingen where a diver was able to make temporary repairs. Reports state the Con Dios was headed to Rotterdam from Mannheim with 1250 tons of potash. No reports of injuries.
On September 25, the 90 meter long cargo vessel Allin suffered a minor accident while loading cargo at Port Dikili in Izmir, Turkey. The Allin was loading some 2810 tons of chipboard when the vessel lost stability and developed a heavy list to port. The cargo of chipboard slid off the deck and crashed onto the quay and into the sea. Those nearby were startled by the noise caused by the cargo shift. No reports of injuries. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.