Frederikshavn ferry hits tanker

The ferry Stena Jutlandica collided with another ship near Gothenburg

The passenger ferry Stena Jutlandica which sails between sailing between Frederikshavn and Gothenburg, Sweden collided with a tanker overnight as it entered the harbour the Swedish city.

Stena Line spokesperson Jesper Waltersson said that there were no injuries or panic among the approximately 530 passengers on board at the time of the crash.

The accident caused a hole in the ferry’s hull and the ship took on water but was able to dock under its own power.

“The ferry docked about an hour after the collision,” Waltersson told DR Nyheder. “The hole caused no problem for either passengers or cars disembarking the ship.”

“Never any serious danger”
Most of the passengers were asleep when the accident happened at about 2:30 thus morning.

“People were anxious when they were awakened by the crash,” one passenger told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. “Children were crying and it took quite a while before we were told that another vessel had hit us.”

Waltersson said that although the Stena Jutlandica took on water “it was never enough that anyone was in serious danger”.

Under investigation
There have thus far been no reports of leakage from the tanker. An environmental team is examining the situation below the water line.

The case of the accident is being investigated.

“The preliminary investigation will naturally include interviews with the captains of both vessels,” Anki Larsson, the deputy duty officer at the police station in Gothenburg told Aftonbladet.

The accident will result in fewer departures for Stena Line’s passenger traffic both from both Denmark and Sweden.

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Walterssen said that passengers are being rebooked on other ferries. he encouraged anyone with questions about their trip to contact the company.