A ferry crashed into the the port of Las Palmas Gran Canaria at 8h30 pm the 21 Avril 2017.
The ferry from the ARMAS company, which connects the different islands of the Canary Islands, was leaving the port of Las Palmas at about 8.30 pm.
The damage caused by the ferry in Gran Canaria
On the human side, only one passenger has a few cervical injuries, but overall the hospitalizations have mainly concerned psychological dammage and some others few things.
But for the material side, this is not the same thing !
First The ferry caused a fuel leak in the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which put the nearby localities on the alert, the leak was up to 3 km long.
Then checks are made as there is a problem on the desalination water quality in Las Palmas and Telde next door. There would be contamination with sea water.
Let us hope that cool water will return to these two big cities of the Canary Islands as quickly as possible.
An electric problem to leave the ferry
More fear than for the 140 passengers, it is certainly an electrical failure, in any case it is the version of the captain of the ferry.
This failure prevented the boat from leaving the port without encumbrance with a stop of the engines preventing it from turning fast enough. An investigation is underway.