Engine breakdown off Las Palmas
The "Volcan de Taburiente", serving the route between Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz de La Palma, arrived at the port of Santa Cruz on July 15, 2018, with an hour of delay, having suffered a breakdown during the sailing from the port of Tenerife, where it had sailed at 12:30 p.m. It arrived in La Palma around 5.30 p.m.
Ferry allided with quay in Tenerife
On Oct 9, 2016, at 8.30 p.m. the "Volcan de Taburiente", coming from El Hierro, allided with the pier Los Cristianos during a turnning manoever while docking in Tenerife, due to a technical problem. One of the hydraulics of the bow ramp was contorted and the bow ramp damaged, which prevented the unloading of vehicles and disembarking of the drivers and passengers on board for more than two hours. Passengers intending to travel to La Palma were stranded in the port as their ferry could not enter port. At 10.30 p.m. the ship completed an emergency maneuver and cars started to leave the ferry over the stern ramp. The damaged ferry was expected to be out of service for a few days for repairs. Sailings to El Hierro were cancelled because aösp the catamaran "Volcan de Tirajana" was out of service, passing the annual overhaul in Astican. Spanish reports with photos: http://www.juancarlosdiazlorenzo.com/el-ferry-volcan-de-taburiente-provoca-el-caos-en-el-puerto-de-los-cristianos/ http://www.laopinion.es/tenerife/2016/10/09/ferry-volcan-taburiente-provoca-caos/713193.html# http://www.laprovincia.es/sucesos/2016/10/10/averia-pasarela-ferry-deja-atrapados/869139.html#
Ferry back in service after fire
The "Volcán de Taburiente" resumed service on Apr 27, heading towards La Gomera for departure at approximately 8 p.m. to Los Cristianos. The departure from Los Cristianos to La Gomera was scheduled at 9 p.m. and the ship docked there around midnight. The vessel had suffered a fire in the car deck on Apr 25 while en route to La Gomera. The ship with 334 people on board had to return to Tenerife after the fire in the cab of a truck. The Spanish maritime rescue service sent a helicopter and rescue vessel to escort the vessel back to port as several passengers panicked during the fire All 319 passengers and 15 crew members were safely evacuated and no one was injured. In Tenerife several fire trucks and ambulance attended. Spanish report with photos and video: http://gomeraverde.es/not/43454/un-ferry-de-armas-que-navegaba-a-la-gomera-sufre-un-incidente-tecnico-a-bordo/Upload News