Watch: Container Ship Slams Into Pier At Port of Caniçal While Docking

Container Vessel Ilha da Madeira struck the pier at the Port of Caniçal while docking on Monday afternoon.

Video Credits: Marco DOCKER (youtube)

The ship then crashed “with a bang,” with the stern to starboard on the pier, per reports.

Sea and port Captain Rui Manuel Teixeira said, “There were no injuries, only material damage to the ship’s bow”.

He said that the captain of the ‘Ilha da Madeira’ container ship “has already made the respective Protest at Sea”, adding that “in due time the expert from the Port Authority of Funchal will travel to the ship to carry out a damage assessment”.

References: madeiraislandnews, fleetmon


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