Stena Line ferry and tanker collide off Sweden

Stena Line ferry and tanker collide off Sweden

Gothenburg: Stena Line Roro ferry Stena Jutlandica has been involved in a collision around 2:45am this morning with a tanker off the island of Vinga, which is located ten nautical miles outside Gothenburg’s harbour entrance.

The ferry ended up with a hole portside several metres wide and was taking on water, however it managed to reach Gothenburg without any assistance or injuries. Stena Jutlandics has capacity to carry 1500 passengers and 550 cars, although it is not known how many passengers were on board at the time of the accident.

The tanker has not been named yet by local media, however it is believed to be Danish product tanker Ternvind (11,258 dwt, built 2008), which left Gothenburg en route to Halmstad late on Saturday night. AIS data shows the Terntank-owned vessel currently located near the scene of the accident.

There are no reports of any oil leakage, and investigations into the cause of the incident have begun.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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1 Comment

  1. Ina
    July 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I was on this ferry when the accident happened. I couldnt read the name of the second ship.
    More recent news arcticles are showing a photo of the hole, on the photo it looks so small, it is very huge…