Blackout off Patras
The 'Europa Palace' while sailing the Gulf of Patras suffered a loss of electrical power 10 nautical miles from the port of Patras in the afternoon of May 16, 2021, while en route from Ancona to Patras with 71 crew members, 187 passengers, and 179 vehicles on board. The ship reached the port of Patras unassisted. The Central Port Authority of Patras initially banned the ferry from sailing. After presenting a certificate of seaworthiness by the attenging classification society and an additional operational control with satisfactory results, the ship could resume its service.
Medevac off Cape Ferro
In the morning of Aug 19, 2020, a 49 year old person aboard the 'Cruise Olbia' suffered cardiac problems. The ferry had left the port of Olbia at 11 a.m. and was headed for Livorno. A patrol boat was deployed to assist and headed towards the ferry which had turned around at Cape Ferro. The man was transferred onto the patrol boat to undergo first medical treatment by the medical staff on board and was landed at the dock of the port captain of Olbia. An ambulance immediately transported the man to the hospital of Olbia.
Grimaldi Lines inaugurates the new Civitavecchia-Olbia line
From today Sardinia is even closer. With the new daily service on the Civitavecchia-Olbia route inaugurated by Grimaldi Lines, the mobility of passengers and goods will be guaranteed throughout the year, departing from Civitavecchia at 22.45 and return from Olbia at 12.30. On the new route debuts M/V CRUISE OLBIA, recently acquired by the company and totally renovated with a total investment of 70 million Euros. 204 meters long, the unit is capable of carrying 1,600 passengers, 1,900 linear meters of rolling cargo and 170 cars in tow (or 650 passenger cars in tow). The Cruise Olbia has 242 cabins for a total of 834 beds. source : Ferries of Southern EuropeUpload News