Category: Disabled

Driade

Driade

Driade
Photo: napolitoday.it

The 72 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Driade caught fire near Ischia, Italy. The Driade had departed from Naples bound for Casamicciola when a fire broke out in the engine room disabling the vessel. The fire spewed out dense plumes of smoke making it difficult to contain. The Driade contacted authorities who dispatched rescue vessels to the scene.  The Coast Guard arrived a short time later and transferred 12 passsengers off the Driade. Two passengers suffered injuries and later taken to hospital for treatment. The Driade crew were able to contain the blaze and a tug took the ferry under tow back to Naples.

Skjongholm

Skjongholm

Skjongholm
Photo: twitter

The 34 meter long fishing vessel Skjongholm became disabled while berthed in Måløy, Norway. The propeller of the Skjongholm had run afoul of ropes requiring divers.  The NSSR lifeboat arrived on scene with drivers and were able to remove the ropes by the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Grietje Gertruida

Grietje Gertruida

Grietje Gertruida
Photo: KNRM

The 22 meter long fishing vessel Grietje Gertruida – ARM 14 became disabled off Breskens, Netherlands. The vessel suffered a mechanical fault which prevented it to recover the fishing gear, but the Grietje Gertruida still had propulsion. The Grietje Gertruida proceeded to head back towards Breskens with its gear still lowered.  As the vessel approached the harbour, it requested assistance. The KNRM lifeboat was dispatched and assisted the Grietje Gertruida into port to its berth. No reports of injuries or pollution released.