Ferry detained after causing water contamination
The 'Jaume III' was detained by the port captain of Algeciras for water contamination on Oct 12, 2019, after an engine broke down, forcing it to return to Algeciras at 7 p.m. The ship suffered the breakdown when it was arriving at the port of Ceuta, opting to make the trip to Algeciras to repair the port side engine. The Maritime Captaincy has ordered an inspection of the ship as a result of the incident. The shipping company has received a series of instructions to resolve the technical problems suffered by the ship. The Port Authority of Algeciras and that of Ceuta initiated a separate data collection on the ash spill produced both in the port of Ceuta and Algeciras to determine if an administrative file will be opened against the shipping company for the discharge of the ship.
Ferry in collision with two yachts
The "Jaume III" suffered mechanical failure when it arrived at the port of Son Blanc on Aug 15, 2019, at 10:15 p.m. coming from Alcúdia. The ferry collided with the French-flagged, 13-m-sailing yacht "Koala" which was anchored outside the port, in the vicinity of the Cala Degollador. The two crew members were aboard another sailboat next to their own and escaped unscathed. Their yacht suffered considerable water ingress at starboard side, where the pipes of the toilet were situated. There was a crack next to one of its propellers due to the impact. The water ingress could be brought under control using the bilge pump, and the ship was escorted to the Llompart boat house, escorted by a boat from Ports de Balears, to be repaired. Also a catamaran was hit by the ferry but suffered no significant damage. The accident of the "Jaume III" occurred when she was about to approach the Son Blanc dike during a maneuver for the docking in the west portwhen the ship's port engine did not respond.
Allision in Alcúdia
On July 12, 2019, at 8 a.m. the "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.Upload News