Container ship collided with ferry in Strait of Gibraltar UPDATE Photos

Aug 1: Both ships suffered serious damages. Ferry stb stern above waterline was smashed, container ship suffered portside bow breach, also above waterline.

Jul 31: Ferry NAPOLES, linking Algeciras Spain with Tanger Morocco, contacted container ship CAROLINA STAR at around 0100 UTC Jul 31 in vicinity of Tanger, both ships reported to sustain slight superficial damages and were berthed at Tanger. As of 1630 UTC Jul 31, both ships were still berthed at Tanger, probably damages weren’t that superficial, after all.

Passenger ro-ro cargo ship NAPOLES, IMO 9243423, GT 23975, built 2002, flag Cyprus, operator Baleria.
Container ship CAROLINA STAR, IMO 9210062, dwt 40125, capacity 3430 TEU, built 2000, flag Liberia, operator CMA CGM (according to local sources).

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.