Damaged ships, Belfast docks :: Shared Description

On the evening of 7th March 2012 the cargo vessel 'Union Moon' LinkExternal link , outbound from Belfast for Dagenham, was involved in a collision with the ferry 'Stena Feronia' LinkExternal link , inbound from Birkenhead. The two vessels collided close to the Belfast Fairway Buoy J4385 : Belfast Fairway Buoy (old position) in Belfast Lough. Thankfully nobody on board either ship was injured and both vessels managed to safely make it into Belfast. However, both ships sustained considerable damage - to the bow of the 'Union Moon' and a large hole on the port side of the 'Stena Feronia'.
The incident is now the subject of an investigation by the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch LinkExternal link ; criminal charges have also been brought against the master of the 'Union Moon' who has been charged with excess alcohol by the master of a ship (and later convicted LinkExternal link ).
See also LinkExternal link for a related BBC news story.

The full report on the incident from the M.A.I.B. can be accessed at LinkExternal link
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J3676 : The 'Union Moon' at Belfast by Rossographer
J3676 : The 'Union Moon' at Belfast by Rossographer
J3676 : The 'Union Moon' and 'Stena Feronia' at Belfast by Rossographer
J3474 : The "Union Moon", Belfast by Albert Bridge
J3676 : Three ships at the Belfast Dry Dock by Rossographer
J3474 : The "Union Moon", Belfast (2) by Albert Bridge
J3676 : The 'Stena Feronia' at Belfast by Rossographer


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Created: Tue, 20 Mar 2012, Updated: Fri, 31 Jan 2014

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