Allision in Alcudia
On July 12, 2019, at 8 a.m. the ferry "Jaume III" allided with with the berthed ferry "Alcantara Dos" in the port of Alcúdia. Both ferries didn’t have passengers or cargo on board. The "Jaume III" was shifting berth to take on board passengers. The damage of the "Alcantara Dos" was minor, and the ferry left Alcúdia at midday with several hours delay bound to Ciutadella de Menorca. The "Jaume III" sustained a hull breach at the starboard side bow and was sidelined in Alcúdia.
Ferry delayed following fire
The "Alcántara Dos", enroute from Alméria City’s port for Melilla arrived at its destination about seven hours late after a blaze began on its previous voyage. After the ferry had sailed from Melilla on Aug 25, 2018, a fire broke out in one of its engines around 40 minutes into the voyage. It was extinguished with the vessel’s automated fire systems and did not affect the ship's ability to sail or the safety of those on board. But the "Alcantara Dos" could only run with three of its four engines following the fire. She arrived in back in Melilla seven hours late at 4 a.m. and later at Almeria at 9 a.m. on Aug 26 It should have left Almeria for Melilla at 9 p.m on Aug 25. The 9 a.m. voyage from Melilla to Alméria on Aug 26 was suspended following the fire. 30 passengers set to travel on the ship were transferred to the "Fortuny" which sailed for Malaga at 3 p.m. Passengers bound to Alméria in the afternoon were taken on by the "Sorolla" at 7:30 p.m.Upload News