Stena Line Ferry Damaged in Collision with Tanker – INCIDENT PHOTOS

REUTERS/Adam Ihse/TT News Agency
REUTERS/Adam Ihse/TT News Agency

 

A Stena Line ferry carrying some 600 people was severely damaged early Sunday after colliding with a laden tanker off the island of Vinga outside Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Stena Jutlandica was holed on its port side and taking on water following the collision, but was able to make it to Gothenburg under its own power.

A hole is seen on the side of Stena Line passenger ferry Stena Jutlandica in the harbour of Gothenburg, Sweden, July 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Adam Ihse/TT News Agency
A hole is seen on the side of Stena Line passenger ferry Stena Jutlandica in the harbor of Gothenburg, Sweden, July 19, 2015. REUTERS/Adam Ihse/TT News Agency

 

The tanker, which has not yet been identified, was reportedly carrying 12,000 tons of diesel when the collision occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution.

The 29,691 ton Stena Jutlandica can carry 1,500 passengers and 550 cars and is assigned to the Gothenburg – Frederikshavn route.