Crew member taken in custody
During the call of the "Aidabella" at Kiel on Aug 25, 2019, Officials of the Federal Police Kiel brought a 51-year-old German crew member from board the cruise ship and confronted him with the arrest warrant. The man has been convicted of document falsification and let the date for the main hearing pass, so that now a pre-trial detention order was issued. After consultation with the stand-by judge at the District Court of Kiel, the man was first taken to the police custody of the state police Kiel and subsequently to the prison Neumünster.
Cruise ship delayed due to storm
Winds of 10 Beaufort forced the "Aidabella" to alter course in the morning hours of Oct 13 off Stavanger. The captain adjusted the course to the weather conditions. The ship had sailed from Bergen on Oct 12 and got into an Atlantic depression. To reduce the strong movements of the vessel, the captain decided to turn the ship into the wind and steam ahead with slow speed until reaching the Skagerrak in the evening of Oct 14. The planned arrival in Kiel at 8 a.m. could not be met, instead the ship arrived only at 2 p.m. The 2500 passengers thus had to change their travel plans. Also the start of embarking for the following cruise was delayed. Check in started at 4.30 p.m. at the Ostsee Quay in Kiel.
Suspicious object delayed departure in Kiel
The departure of the "Aidabella" from Kiel on June 10, 2018, was delayed after the crew found a suspicious object on board. Short before 6 p.m. the ordnance clearance service of the state police was alerted. The special forces team arrived at the ship shortly before 7 p.m. Also the police launch "Neumühlen" was on site. The suspicion has not been confirmed after the review. At 8.30 p.m. the vessel sailed and berthed in Copenhagen in the morning of June 11. German report with video: http://www.kn-online.de/Kiel/Unbekannter-Gegenstand-stoppte-Ablegemanoever-der-Aidabella-in-KielUpload News