Divers Attempt to Refloat Balearia Ferry That Ran Aground For 2nd Time in 2 Years

A Balearia ferry traveling from the islands of Ibiza and Mallorca ran aground at the mouth of the Spanish mainland port of Dénia late August 16, the second such incident for the boat in under two years.

Diario de Ibiza reported that there were no injuries among the 393 passengers.

Video shows the Pinar del Rio on the morning of August 17 as divers attempted a refloat.

This incident was not the first time the ship has experienced difficulties: in 2018, approximately 175 passengers had to be removed after it ran aground in the Port of Sant Antoni, according to reports at the time. Credit: The Olive Press via Storyful