On December 14th passenger/vehicle RoRo Pride of Kent had left Calais and was moored Damen Shiprepair Yard, Dunkirk for repairs. The ferry suffered damage to a propeller shaft and had slight water ingress at two points of the hull. It left the port of Calais on the afternoon of December 12th, reaching Dunkirk three hours later.
The hull was to be examined in dry dock to assess the extent of the damage. Meanwhile at pier 1, Calais, which was hit by the ferry, it will be necessary to repair two or three dolphins and a mooring bridge which was twisted by the shock of the impact.
Pride of Burgundy is now running 10 rotations a day to make up for the absence of Pride of Kent. Two port tugs, Noroît and Suroît, were damaged during the salvage of Pride of Kent.
1992-built, UK-flagged, 30,635 gt Pride of Kent is owned and managed by P&O Ferries of Dover, UK. It is entered with Standard Club (UK & Americas Division) on behalf of P&O Ferries Ltd.