September 22, 2021

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Several injured after ferry collides with rocks in Ibiza

Several injured after ferry collides with rocks in Ibiza

A catamaran belonging to the German shipping company FRS was on its way from Ibiza to Formentera late Saturday night when it hit a small rocky island between the two islands in the Mediterranean. At least twelve people were injured.

The boat San Juan of the German shipping company FRS was on its way from Ibiza to Formentera late on Saturday night when it collided with a small rocky islet between the two islands in the Mediterranean Sea. This was reported by the rescue service, shipping company and local authorities.

It had 35 passengers and 12 crew members on board. Twelve people were injured, two of them seriously. It concerns a 10-year-old boy who was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Mallorca and an adult man.

The accident occurred around 10 p.m. shortly after departure, close to the port of Ibiza. The shipping company stated that the safety protocol went into effect immediately and the responsible authorities were notified. The crew took care of the passengers until they were evacuated. The official statement said the ship’s passengers were taken to Ibiza in boats. At least six were taken to hospital there.

“The cause of the accident is still unknown,” Miguel Felix Chicon, head of the rescue service in the Balearic Islands, said in a radio interview on Sunday. In the accident, the ferry must have hit the rock at a speed of about 30 knots (more than 55 kilometers per hour).

The ferry was badly damaged in the accident. The San Gwann had only begun sailing between Ibiza and Formentera at the end of June. Crossing takes about half an hour.

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