Man arrested after rape attempt
A suspected rape attempt has taken place on the "Silja Galaxy". A man has been detained for attempted rape and maltreatment in the night of Sep 2, 2017, by the Stockholm Police. The 25-year-old woman will be found naked aboard the "Silja Galaxy". He was arrested by guards on the ferry, and upon arrival in port handed over to the police.
Swedish passenger fell over board and died
A passenger fell over board from the "Galaxy" early on May 26, 2017. A rescue helicopter located the person in the water, but did not manage to save his life. The ferry was at Lövskär, north of Storlandet in Nagu at 4.45 a.m., when several people noticed how a person fell overboard. The ship immediately gave alarm, turned and started looking for the person. Other ships also participated in the operation. After one hour of search, passenger ships and commercial vessels were allowed to continue their journeys. A patrol boat from the Nagu Navy Station, the guard ship "Tursas" and helicpter from Turku continued the search. The rescue helicopter located the person in the water at 9.25 a.m. He was hoisted on board and transported to the ÅUCS for care, but his life could not be saved. The person who fell over board was a Swedish citizen born in 1988. The police was investigating the cause of death, but according to the police there was no reason to suspect any crime. The "Galaxy" was delayed on the trip to Turku. She started her journey back from Turku to Stockholm at 9:15 a.m., about an hour later than scheduled.
Four men arrested for suspicion of rape on board
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of rape onthe "Galaxy" in Stockholm after the ferry arrived in Värtahamnen in the evening of Sep 6, 2016. The gang rape took place in a cabin on the ferry in the afternoon. The victim, a woman in her 20s, contacted the staff, and when the ferry landed at Värtahamnen the police stood and waited. Four men between 26 and 37 years old were arrested on suspicion of aggravated rape. The three older men were arreted by the Stockholm District Court. The fourth man was released on bail. According to the prosecutor, there was still suspicions against him. Material has been secured at the crime scene and was sent to the National Forensic Center in Linköping for analysis. In addition, police secured the films from surveillance cameras on the ferry. They have already started to go through the material. The alleged perpetrators denied the charges, according to the prosecutor.Upload News