March 8, 2018

On March 3, the DFDS ro-ro vessel PRIMULA SEAWAYS was hit by the container vessel MSC MADRID during PRIMULA’s outbound voyage from Ghent to Brevik.
The collision caused damage to the ro-ro vessel, which might be out of service for some weeks.

DFDS decided to swap PETUNIA SEAWAYS to Ghent – Gothenburg instead, and to put ARK GERMANIA on Gothenburg – Immingham instead. PETUNIA SEAWAYS brings much needed capacity on the busy Belgium – Sweden route.

In addition, DFDS have the MAESTRO SEA on charter and more charters are not excluded.

Watch the collision track on YouTube and see a picture of the damage on photographed by Adri van de Wege.