Ferry crash in Ibiza shocks passengers
The captain of a ferry which hit rocks in Ibiza may have been trying to avoid a small boat in the catamaran’s path, investigators have been told.
Around 175 tourists had to be evacuated after the ship ran aground in the port of San Antonio.
The passengers and crew were taken off the “Pinar del Río” which was travelling from Denia on the Spanish mainland to the popular holiday resort of San Antonio in Ibiza after a two hour wait.
The ship, 74 metres in length, became stuck after hitting rocks and was unable to move in any direction.
Families, including children and babies, were given food and drinks during a two-hour wait to be rescued.
The ferry was part of the Balearia shipping line which had only just announced new services from Denia to Ibiza.