Passenger vessel collided with yacht, 5 injured, Italy

Passenger vessel with 350 tourists on board collided with 20-meter yacht with 5 people on boat in Aeolian islands waters, Sicily, Italy, at around 0930 UTC Aug 20. Passenger vessel portside bow was breached above anchor, see pic. Yacht was taken to Lipari, passenger vessel was escorted to Santa Marina Salina, Salina island. 5 tourists were injured. Passenger vessel and yacht weren’t identified in news and CG report. Judging from track and appearance, vessel in question seems to be passenger vessel NEOCASTRUM (NADIR), IMO 9103001, GT 95, flag Italy.

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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.