The berthing of large liners at the Auckland wharves could often cause the ferries problems and this day was no exception. Toroa was making her way to her berth in the ferry basin when she was caught by the wash of the AHB steam tugs Aucklander and William C Daldy berthing the P&O liner Canberra. The master lost control and the ferry was smashed violently onto No.1 ferry tee, where she hit a pile and sheered away. The force of the collision with the wharf was such that all windows bar one in the ferry were broken.
1960 Canberra and collision with wharf