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Color line cancels Denmark ferry after collision with breakwater

Color Line’s 34,200gt ferry SuperSpeed 2 ferry collided with a breakwater as she docked in Hirtshals on 27 May 2023. Color Line were forced to cancelled services between Larvik and Hirtshals in Denmark following the collision.

SuperSpeed 2 had to go to the dry docks in Denmark to have an assessment carried out on the dent in her hull, which was sustained when it hit the breakwater.

‘It will take a few days before the ship is in operation again,’ commented Erik Brynhildsbakken, Color Line’s executive vice president for communications and public relations.

No one was injured in the collision, with all damage above the water line. The immediate service from Hirtshals to Larvik was cancelled after the collision, and subsequent departures were also cancelled.

The company advising customers wanting to travel from Denmark to Norway to instead take the SuperSpeed 1 ferry to Kristianstad.

SuperSpeed 1 and SuperSpeed 2 was ordered in 2005 by the Norwegian shipping company from Meyer Turku and were delivered between March and June 2008.

Both ferries have since been operating between the Danish town of Hirtshals and the Norwegian ports of Kristiansand and Larvik.

SuperSpeed 1 and SuperSpeed 2 are high-speed ferries, running through the Skagerrak at 27 knots, covering the route between Denmark and Norway in just 3 hours and 15 minutes.

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