Cruise industry expert Professor Ross Klein’s website, Cruise Junkie, mentions an incident this last Sunday involving a passenger ferry in France.
High winds broke a dozen mooring lines to the Napoleon Bonaparte, a passenger and vessel ferry. The impact with the pier ripped a 30-metre long hole in the stern, causing water to flood compartments below the waterline. The vessel is listing at port in Marseille.
The Daily Mail in the U.K. has the full account and a number of photographs of the stricken vessel.
Photo credit: EPA via Daily Mail