Ferry broke down between Las Palmas and Santa Cruz
The "Vólcan de Tijarafe" suffered an engine breakdown en route from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the afternoon of Apr 23, 2018, at 3 p.m. halfway between the two islands. The "Punta Salinas" of Salvamento Marítimo was deployed in order to take the ship in tow in case the damage could not be fixed on scene. But the crew managed to rectify the damage so far that the vessel resumed the sailing at 8.18 p.m. and arrived in Santa Cruz about two hours late with only one engine at 11.15 p.m. The ferry sailed back to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Apr 24 at 8.40 a.m. after technicians resolved the trouble.
Shifted trailers damaged cars in storm
On Jan 20, 2013, the "Volcano Tijarafe", running the route Tenerife-Huelva-Gran Canaria, suffered problems in stormy weather as some of the cargo started to move in high swells. Several trailers had fallen on vehicles in the car deck. No passengers were injured. The ship went ahead with slower speed than normal and finally docked at Las Palmas on Jan 21 around 8 a.m.
Cargo Shifting due to heavy weather with passengers onboard
The vessel which connects Gran Canarias with the South of Spain has suffered cargo shifting during heavy weather. Passengers advised through their mobiles that trailers fell into cars and that the crew were very nervous.Upload News