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Man fell over board off Gedser and was found alive
Lifeboats from both Denmark, Sweden and Germany, from where the lifeboats "Theo Fischer“ and "Arkona" were deployed, as well as the patrol boat "Diana" and the "Enø", "Kureren" and "Havørnen" of the Home Guard and helicopters were alerted in the morning of Oct 16, 2018, after a53 year old man fell over board from the "Finntrader" in the Baltic Sea south of Gedser. He had last been seen the previous evening and did not show up at 6 a.m. By 11.50 a.m., the authorities confirmed that the man, 50 years old and from Sweden, has been found alive by an SAR helicopter from Roskilde. He was hoisted and flown for treatment to the Rigshospital. His condition was called critical. He was hypothermic and placed in an artificial coma in hospital. The vessel had been underway on its regular service between Travemünde, where she had sailed at 2 a.m., and Malmö.
Sailing cancelled until March 22
The "Finntrader" reached the yard in Landskrona on Mar 19 around 7 a.m. and was replaced by the "Finnclipper" with a first departure off Malmö on Mar 19 at 10 p.m. The departures at 4 p.m. from Malmö and 01.30/02.30/03.00 a.m. from Travemünde were canceled between Mar 19 and 22 due to the technical problems.
Ferry sailings cancelled due to technical problems
The "Finntrader" had to cancel its sailing from Malmö to Lübeck-Travemünde on Mar 17, 2015, at 10 p.m. due to technical problems. The ship instead will head to a yard in Landskrona on Mar 19. The departures from Malmö on Jan 17 at 10 p.m. and from Travemünde on Mar 19 at 10 a.m. were cancelled accordingly.Upload News