Dover-Bound P&O Ferry Runs Aground in Calais

LILLE, France, Dec 10 (Reuters) - A P&O ferry with more than 300 people on board which had run aground in Calais harbour in northern France has been refloated and all passengers have disembarked, a P&O Ferries spokesman said on Sunday. The Dover-bound "Pride of Kent" had run aground on a sand bank around midday as she tried to leave the Calais harbour in stormy … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Evacuates 113 from Stranded Ferry

  The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 113 people overnight from a grounded charter vessel near Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard says it received a 911 call at approximately 10:44 p.m. Tuesday saying the charter vessel Pied Piper ran aground near Grassy Island in Great Harbor with 106 passengers and seven crewmembers aboard. By 11:30 p.m., Coast Guard crews were … [Read more...]

Turkish RoPax Ferry GOKCEADA-1 Refloated

A Turkish ro-pax ferry has been refloated after running aground Sunday off the west coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea. As gCaptain reported, the ferry Gokceada-1 ran aground Sunday evening outside the harbor breakwater on the island of Gokceada. All 188 passengers were eventually taken off the vessel Monday morning after about 15 hours stuck on the grounded ship. The … [Read more...]

Turkish Ferry Aground in Aegean Sea

More than 180 passengers have been evacuated from a ro-pax ferry which had ran aground in a storm off the coast of Turkey this weekend. They ferry, the Turkish-flagged Gokceada-1, ran aground over the weekend along the coast of Gokceada, an island off the west coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea. All 188 passengers had to be a evacuated from vessel after failed attempts to … [Read more...]

Greek Ferry Floats Free

A Greek ferry carrying 282 passengers and crew has been refloated after spending two days aground at the Aegean Sea island of Kasos. The ro-pax ferry Vitsentzos Kornaros floated free Friday night under its own power, the Hellenic Coast Guard reported. The vessel then headed to the port of Fry located on the island of Kasos where 64 passengers and nine trucks disembarked from … [Read more...]