EUROCARGO ISTANBUL allided with BBA BAHRAIN, Italy
Passenger ro-ro vessel EUROCARGO ISTANBUL allided with anchored general cargo vessel BBC BAHRAIN early in the morning Jan 31 on Livorno outer anchorage, Italy. Ferry en route to Livorno from Cagliari reported to port authorities problems with engine, and asked for tug. Tug was provided, but because of bad weather with strong wind, towline broke, and ferry allided with anchored BBC BAHRAIN. Little damage reported, EUROCARGO ISTANBUL was anchored on outer road, because docking is still risky due to weather. At 1600 UTC Jan 31 both vessels were at anchor on outer anchorage.