BIRKA STOCKHOLM to undergo major upgrade in Denmark
Birka Cruises’ BIRKA STOCKHOLM is to undergo a EUR 2.1 million upgrade at Denmark’s Fayard between 6-18 January 2019. Although some technical work will take place, the main focus of the refit will concentrate on the vessel’s main passenger deck, Deck 5.
Man who fell over board feared dead
Emergency services feared that a man who fell off the "Birka Stockholm" in the night of Mar 21, 2013, has died. The "Birka Stockholm" was travelling through Furusundsleden, which connects the archipelago to the Baltic sea, when a man toppled overboard. Emergency services were alerted to the accident just after midnight. They responded by sending several search and rescue teams while a helicopter took part in the search efforts. Less than three hours later, however, emergency services abandoned the search for the missing man.
Sarah Lagerström still missing person
There was still no trace of the missing passenger Sarah Lagerström which went missing from the "Birka Paradise" on Nov 26 at 4 a.m. The Police was now waiting for the ferry again to come to Stockholm in the afternoon of Nov 28 when they will get the pictures from the surveillance cameras on board. In the current situation the case is treated as a missing person and a supposed accident,Upload News