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Passengers get off Stranded Viking Grace

Published : 22 Nov 2020, 13:07

Updated : 23 Nov 2020, 09:58

  DF Report

Viking Line vessel Viking Grace. File Photo: Viking Line.

The passengers and crew members of a Viking Line cruise ship, who had remained stranded in the Åland Islands from Saturday afternoon, were taken to the harbour on Sunday morning after overnight stay in the ship.

The Stockholm-bound ship named Viking Grace laden with 331 passengers and 92 crew members coming from Turku stuck the ground near the Mariehamn Harbour on Saturday at about 2:10 PM.

The cruise ship operator said Åland’s passengers were taken to the Mariehamn Harbour, other Finnish passengers were taken back to Turku, while the Swedish passengers were taken to Stockholm by another ship Viking Amorella.

Meanwhile, the cruise ship operator cancelled the evening departure of Viking Grace from Turku on Saturday and morning departure from Stockholm on Sunday.

Viking Gabriella will replace Viking Grace on Monday night from Turku.

Earlier, on September 20, a Stockholm-bound Viking Line vessel named M/S Amorella coming from Turku ran aground in the Åland archipelago.