Allision in Patras
In the night of April 4, 2020, the 'Cruise Europa' allided with the breakwater at the port of Patras in the midst of the berthing process due to adverse weather conditions upon its arrival from Ancona. The ferry, which operated the Ancona - Igoumenitsa - Patras route, had 73 crew members and 56 truckers and a cargo of 55 vehicles on board. The allision caused two 20-centimeter-long cracks in the portside hull above the waterline and also internal damages. This route involved only the transport of goods, since the transit of passengers to and from Italy has been prohibited, due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Central Port Authority of Patras has banned the ferry from sailing until the presentation of a certificate of class - seaworthiness by the attendending classificatio society. The 36 truck drivers who were waiting to board in Patras, will be transoported with the company's care. The ship was remaining at the quay in Patras as of April 6. After the ferry completed its cargo discharge and an initial damage survey by the classification society, the vessel sailed to Yalova to carry out permanent damage repairs in a shipyard, where the ferry arrived and dropped anchor on April 15. The vessel remained at the anchorage due to quarantine. Upon confirmation from the health authority, the vessel will enter the shipyard.
Medevac in Corfu
The Corfu Port Authority was informed in the morning of Oct 11, 2019, by the captain of the 'Cruise Europa' about an incident with a 78-year-old passenger. The vessel was underway from Igoumenitsa to Ancona but returned to the port of Corfu, where the man was dropped off and transported by ambulance to the Corfu General Hospital, where he was hospitalized.
Allision in Igoumenitsa
In the port of Igoumenitsa, the "Cruise Ausonia" allided with the quay on Nov 29, 2018, at 08.25 a.m. during mooring operations. the ship suffered a breach one meter above the water line at the starboard side stern. The ferry, operating its scheduled route from Ancona, was bound to Patras with an intermediate port in Igoumenitsa. She was carrying 236 passengers, who disembarked safely. No injuries and no marine pollution were reported. The Central Port Authority of Igoumenitsa, which carries out the preliminary investigation, detained the ship until repairs of the damage and the submission of a certificate of seaworthiness by the relevant classification society. The ferry left Patras again on Nov 30 at 5.15 p.m. Greek report with video: https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1418986/igoumenitsa-elafra-proskrousi-tou-cruise-europa-ston-problitaUpload News