Ferry adrift off Corsica
The "Euroferry Malta" with 25 crewmembers and eight passengers on board, lost power off Corsica on Dec 4, 2018, and drifted 12 kilometers off the west coast. The "Euroferry Malta" had sailed from Porto-Torres in Sardinia on Dec 3 at 7.25 p.m. bound to the port of Genoa with a cargo mainly consisting of vehicles and trailers. The semaphore of Ile-Rousse gave the alert during the nighthours after the speed of the ship dropped off Balagne. At 10:30 a.m. she was at the height of the town of L'Ile Rousse west of Capri in a distance of more than 10 kilometers to the coast. There was no immediate danger, as its drift was parallel, slightly divergent from the coast. A specialized team of the French Navy took off in Toulon helicopter to assess the situation of the ship. At the same time, the tug "Abeille Flandre" sailed from the port of Marseille. The Maritime Prefecture made contact with the shipowner to take all the necessary measures in case of towing. At 10.20 a.m. the crew announced that they had managed to restart the engine. The maritime prefect decided to continue the investigations initiated before letting the ferry resume its route to Genoa at 11.45 a.m. The "Abeille Flandre" continued on its way towards the ship to ensure that everything went smoothly. The ferry finally berthed at the Genova Terminal San Giorgio on Dec 4 at 7.50 p.m. SHe sailed again on Dec 14 at 4.40 p.m. and headed to Savona in order to resume its schedule.
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