SNAV’s ferry Aurelia suffered a failure offshore Croatia
The ship, recently taken over by MSC group, was towed by Scafi's tugboat
Ferry Aurelia, built at Fincantieri Castellamare di Stabia in 1980, recently taken over by Tirrenia, and currently operating on the Ancona – Split (Kroatia) link on behalf of subsidiary group SNAV, suffered a failure in the Adriatic.
The ferry, reaching 14,300 GT and capable to transport 2,200 passengers and 1,000 meters rolling cargo, departed last night from Marche to reach Kroatia early this morning.
However, during the night, as subsequently confirmed by SNAV, “the Aurelia suffered a failure, 40 km offshore Slit”.
The company pinpointed that all onboard services are operating: electricity, shops and so on.
Ship's Captain promptly operated to protect the ship, as well as passengers and staff members, being constantly supported by the company.
Captain is keeping constant contacts with passengers, while SNAV intends apologizing for all hindrances and delays.
As envisaged, just before 15:00 today, the ferry started to be towed to Split, where she should arrive late this evening, still according to SNAV.
AIS tracking websites illustrates the Aurelia is being towed by the Pollux, tugboat flying the Croatian flag controlled by Jadranski Pomorski Servis, which is in turn controlled by Italian group Scafi which operates towage services in Rijeka, Pula, and Zadar.