Canary Islands ferry with 140 passengers hits into breakwater in terrifying accident

Maritime Accidents

An out-of-control ferry with 140 passengers on board has been filmed smashing into a harbour wall.

Thirteen people were injured in the incident last night as the ship left the port of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, heading for Tenerife, five of which were taken to hospital suffering with various injuries. Luckily none were seriously injured.

It is believed that The Naviera Armas ferry suffered electrical failure causing failure of steering gear, however no official statement on root causes of the accident were made. 


The ferry has been towed by two tugs back to its original berth in Las Palmas.

The Tamasite Volcano can carry a maximum of 1,500 people and 300 cars. Damage is now being assessed.

  • Published: 23.04.2017