Cobelfret’s Belgian-flagged cargo ro-ro Melusine (1999) collided with Color Line’s Norwegian-flagged Superspeed I (2008) at Hirtshals in mid-December 2016 when she was docking on arrival from Zeebrugge in high winds.
Fortunately, damage to both vessels was relatively minor and both were able to continue in service after inspection.
Melusine has been a regular on all the Cobelfret services for several years. Besides their regular services, Cobelfret have a contract with Ford Motors in the UK, and operate two sailings each weekday in each direction between Vlissingen and Dagenham, using three vessels.
This drops to one a day at weekends, which frees up one vessel to make a round trip to Immingham with traffic for Ford Halewood, and one vessel for Southampton with traffic for Eastleigh. RC