Ferries BENCOMO EXPRESS and VOLCAN DE TABURIENTE collided at Los Cristianos port entrance, southwest coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the morning Feb 23. Both ships suffered damages, but resumed their services later in the day after weather improved. Stormy weather with strong wind and high waves contributed to accident. Passenger ro-ro ship BENCOMO EXPRESS, IMO 9206712, GT 6344, built 1999, flag Spain, operator FRED OLSEN. Passenger ro-ro ship VOLCAN DE TABURIENTE, IMO 9348558, GT 12895, built 2006, flag Spain, operator ARMAS NAVIERA SA.
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