Marine Link
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Container Ship Crashes into Genoa Port Control Tower

May 8, 2013

Jolly Nero: Photo courtesy of Messina Line

Jolly Nero: Photo courtesy of Messina Line

At least 3 people dead and up to 6 missing after the container ship 'Jolly Nero' hit the tower in the hours of darkness.

Part of the tower, in which about 14 people were present at the time of the accident at around half past midnight local time, crashed into the water. One of the victims was reported by Malta Today to be a woman in her 30s, while the other two were male.

The Italian container ship is almost 200 metres long, 30 metres wide, with a gross tonnage of more than 40,500,  and was bound for Naples.

The impact happened during a shift change which meant that more people were present in the control tower.

Prosecutors in the Italian city opened an investigation while the Jolly Nero was sequestered by police, and the captain detained for questioning.

Source: Malta Today

 



Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Sep 2016 - Maritime & Ship Security

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News