A navigation track error and propulsion failure reportedly caused the incident, although that information has not been confirmed. The situation is expected to be resolved with a hull patch ad ballast placed aft. Weather conditions have not been favorable, however, but are improving.
Fincantieri built Serene in 2011. She was sold to her current owner for an undisclosed price in 2015, with estimated ranging from €350 million to €550 million.