On Sunday 24th May 2020, the 1999 built monohull high speed craft ISOLA DI CAPRAIA ran aground in the Adriatic Sea at San Nicola Port, the Isole Tremiti archipelago near eastern Italy’s Apulia region.
As soon as she was entering, technical failure happened with the result that vessel lost control. Both anchors were used, but the HSC continued forward until she ran aground on the outer breakwater. The HSC managed to go astern and pulled herself free a short time later and proceeded to her berth. Divers inspected the hull and found minor damage to the bow. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
Sistership ISOLA DI STROMBOLI moored at Palermo Port back to 2nd October, 2014.
ISOLA DI CAPRAIA was built in 1999 by Rodriquez Cantieri Navali Spa at Pietra Ligure, Province of Savona, Italy as TMV 70 Aquastrada Fast Ferry with a top speed of 27 knots. She’s 71 m long with 12 m wide and 1,927 GRT. She can carry 522 passengers and 57 cars and connects the Tremiti Islands to the mainland during the whole year.
Sistership ISOLA DI VULCANO berthed at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo back to 14th October, 2001.
Watermarked photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Tuesday 16th June, 2020