The ferry EXCELLENT, owned and operated by Grandi Navi Veloci, has reached the port of Messina this week for some repairs due to be performed by Palumbo shipyard.

The vessel collided with the quay and a gantry crane in the port of Barcelona on 31 October. The crane capsized and took fire.

GNV said in a statement that extreme strong winds and sea currents prevented the ship from docking, eventually pushing it against the port’s crane.

The impact damaged the bulbous bow.