Arrested ferry released
After the debts of the owner of the "Baltiysk" were paid, the ferry left Ust-Luga and re-entered the line Baltiysk-Ust-Luga on June 16. Two of the three ferries servicing the line Baltiysk-Ust-Luga had been arrested, besides the "Baltiysk" also the "Peterburg". The third ship, the "Ambal", finished scheduled repairs with a delay of three weeks.
Ferry arrested in Ust-Luga
The "Baltiysk" was detained in Ust-Luga by the Port Authorities for outstanding crew wages debt after its arrival from Baltiysk on June 9, 2018. The operator of ferry, the Tans Exim Ltd., was warned twice earlier, but the crew wasn’t paid in spite of this. The company also operates the ferry "Petersburg", which was arrested in Tallinn, for outstanding debts, including crew wage debts too. The services of both ferries have been suspended.
Cargo shift off Baltiysk
On Dec 27, 2016, at 5.15 p.m. the "Baltiysk" developed a starboard list following a cargo shift on the upper and main decks, including two derailed oil cars, loaded with fuel, on the upper deck. The ferry was moored at Baltiysk Anchorage in the Kaliningrad Region, awaiting pilotage to port, in rough weather conditions, when the shift occurred. She was swung around and put beam on to the swell, so that the cargo started to move. At 7.30 p.m. the vessel left its anchorage and sailed out to sea to weather the storm. It docked in Baltiysk in the afternoon of Dec 29.Upload News