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Ferry crew saved distressed boater
The "Baltic Queen" discovered a distressed pleasure boat off Åkersberga on Oct 26, 2017. The skipper was rescued unscathed. The ferry was sailing north of Stockholm, when staff of the ferry discovered the boat which had technical problems. A rescue boat was launched and the skipper was evacuated.
Tallink will carry out major rerouting in December
AS Tallink Grupp says it is going to carry out rerouting of cruise ferries on 2 routes, placing Baltic Queen from Tallinn-Helsinki to Tallinn-Stockholm route and Romantika to Riga-Stockholm route. Tallinn-Helsinki cruise service will be operated by the upgraded Silja Europa. According to Mr Margus Hunt, the Sales and Marketing Director of AS Tallink Grupp, the company has started to plan the major rerouting of two vessels and upgrading the service quality of 3 routes at the same time. „We would like to bring new and positive vibes to all our markets – changing and upgrading vessels usually creates a new wave of interest and excitement“, added Hunt. Silja Europa has left Tallinn-Helsinki route for additional renewals of the passenger areas and should return on 12th of December according to the initial plans. At the same time, the cruise ferry Baltic Queen will replace Romantika on Tallinn-Stockholm route on 13th of December. Romantika is planned to be rerouted to Riga-Stockholm route on 12th of December, increasing the capacity of the route significantly. The time schedules of all routes will remain the same. The flag of Romantika will be changed to from Estonian to Latvian in upcoming months and Silja Europa and Baltic Queen will stay under Estonian flag.
Three arrests after rape on board
Meanwhile three men have been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman on the "Baltic Queen" which was sailing between Tallinn and Stockholm on Jan 17, 2014. The woman has been taken to hospital. She had been able to alert staff after she escaoed from the cabin. The ferry arrived at Värtahamnen in Stockholm at 10.00 a.m. Short time later the Norrmalm police arrived and was able to seize two men on suspicion of rape and conducted a technical inquiry on the spot.News schreiben