1963 Another collision caused by tug sternwash

1963 20 February        
Approaching her berth at Auckland, Toroa was caught in the wash of two tugs berthing the liner Imperial Star and hit the wharf, smashing piles and Toroa’s stem post, bulwarks and handrail.

Passengers were quoted in the Auckland Star: There was a splintering crash and a heavy jolt to the ferry”.