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Ferry suffered technical fault on propeller shaft
The 'Viking XPRS' had to be withdrawn from the Helsinki-Tallinn route due to a technical fault on the propeller shaft. The ship will out of service from Feb 13-16. It wwas taken out of traffic on Feb 13 at 7.30 p.m. in Helsinki, and docked during the period Feb 14-16. On Feb 14 at 5 a.m. the ferry entered the Turku Repair Yard Ltd. in Naantali. On Feb 16 at 5 p.m. the ship returns to traffic in Tallinn. Viking Line assured that the technical error did not affect passenger safety before docking. The company was in contact with all travelers who were affected by the disturbance.
Viking Line adds additional departures on the Helsinki-Tallinn route
In response to customer demand, Viking Line is altering the timetables of VIKING XPRS to offer additional departures on its Helsinki-Tallinn route. Starting on 5 April, VIKING XPRS will make three trips per day on Fridays and Sundays.
Double trouble for Viking Line
Viking Line has suffered double problems on the route between Helsinki and Tallinn. All departures of the chartered "Viking FSTR" had to be cancelled on Aug 7, 2017, due to an engine failure which was discovered in Helsinki the previous evening which had to be serviced. The ferry operator decided to put the ship out of use for the day. In the run of the day, also the "Viking XPRS"'s passenger capacity was reduced due to the fact that a life-saving boom was out of order. A service provider had accidentally triggered the life-saving boom. About 100 passengers have moved to other shipping companies. The problems were expected to be resolved by Aug 9.News schreiben