Watch: Ferry Crashes Into Port


The Port of Las Palmas in Spain recently experienced a serious incident involving a ferry losing control and colliding with a sea wall.

Authorities are currently investigating what caused Volcán de Tamasite to crash and injure 13 passengers.

The crash crushed the bow of the ferry and caused large pieces of concrete to fall on a parked truck.

It also damaged several bunkering supply lines that run along the dock and released approximately 15,000 gallons of diesel into the water. 

Local authorities set up a monitoring committee to oversee the spill response and vessels from Salvamento Marítimo have successfully reduced the oil slick.

The vessel's operator, Navios Armas, has reportedly blamed the loss of control on a voltage drop.

The ferry has since been relocated to the Astican shipyard at Las Palmas for repairs.

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