Allision and grounding in Gavriou
During the mooring maneuvers of the "Aqua Blue" in the port of Gavriou in the evening of Aug 1, 2019, the ferry hit the pier with the starboard side of the stern and was damaged above the waterline. Subsequently the ship got stuck on a sandy bottom within the Gavrio basin. The "Ioannis S" assisted to refloat the ship and bring it to the pier in Gavriou. The ferry, which was scheduled from Rafina to Andros, Tinos and Mykonos had 56 crew members, eand 86 passengers on board. The port authority of Andros conducted the preliminary investigation and detained he ship until an inspection by a professional diver was carried out and a class certificate submitted by the relevant classification society. The passengers were taken to their destinations with the ferry "Theologos". Photo: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=3038969
Engine damage off Andros
The "Aqua Blue" with 61 passengers on board suffered a damage to the starboard side main engines in the morning of May 2, 2019. The "Aqua Blue" was operating the route Rafina - Andros - Tinos - Mykonos - Naxos. An overheating of the engine was noted outside of Karystos. The ship reached the port of Andros with the remaining engine, escorted by the "PLS 115" of the local port authority. The ferry was detained for repairs. The passengers were to be transported by another ship to their destinations. The ship returned to service on Aug 1.
Engine failure in Thessaloniki
In the afternoon of Aug 28, 2018, the Port Authority of Thessaloniki was informed by the captain of the "Aqua Blue" that the port side main engine could not be started. The ferry was scheduled to sail from Thessaloniki on the route Skiathos - Andros - Syros - Tinos - Mykonos - Paros - Naxos - Thira - Heraklion with 292 passengers. he Port Authority of Thessaloniki initially banned the ship from sailing until the presentation of a certificate of class maintenance by the attending classification society. The ship left port at 6.40 p.m. and headed to Ermoupolis where it arrived on Aug 29 at 7.50 a.m.Upload News