EbeneInfo – CA – Viking Grace returns to Turku


Viking Line spokeswoman Johanna Boijer-Svahnström said on Sunday that Viking Grace was carrying Finnish passengers to the mainland, while Swedish passengers would board her sister ship Viking Amorella to travel to Stockholm

Some 300 Viking Grace passengers disembarked at Mariehamn on Sunday morning after spending the night on the stranded ship which ran aground Saturday afternoon off Mariehamn

Passengers told Yle that while the atmosphere on board the ship was calm, many hoped to disembark on Saturday

Although officials have yet to determine the cause of the crash, Viking Line spokeswoman Johanna Boijer-Svahnström said high winds played a role in the ship’s grounding

Coast Guard divers detected no leaks in the vessel after inspections on Saturday and Sunday

From Monday Gabriella of Viking Line will replace Viking Grace departures from Turku Viking Grace operates the Stockholm-Åland Islands-Turku route

Saturday’s crash was Viking Line’s second incident this fall In September, passengers evacuated the Viking Amorella after it ran aground in the Åland archipelago

Officials said it was safe for the passenger ferry to continue to Turku on Sunday after it ran aground on Saturday

Social Services Minister Krista Kiuru said Finland would be among the first states to be vaccinated against Covid

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EbeneInfo – CA – Viking Grace returns to Turku

Source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/stranded_passengers_deboard_viking_grace/11660399

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