Saliendo con viento fresco de Civitavecchia el pasado día 6 de febrero rozo el rompeolas, volvió a atracar y evacuaron al pasaje por la rampa de popa, los medios estaban pendientes de Schettino, así que el accidente paso sin pena ni gloria.
Passenger ro/ro Sharden struck the breakwater near the green light at the port of Civitavecchia in strong winds while proceeding outbound for Olbia with 262 passengers and 53 crew on board at 2320, local time, Feb 3. The vessel, operated by Tirrenia Shipping Line, sustained a gash 30 metres long in the port side shell plating just above the waterline and was promptly assisted by two local tugs until safely berthed again at Civitavecchia. No passengers or crewmen were injured. All of the passengers were evacuated and later transhipped on other vessels bound for Olbia. Civitavecchia Coast Guard have started an official inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the casualty. — Lloyd’s Agents.