Scandlines ferries sidelined and searched due to bomb threat
In the afternoon of June 7, 2017, the "Schleswig Holstein" went back on the track as the first ferry of Scandlines which had temporarily suspended traffic between Germany, Denmark and Sweden due to an unspecified bomb threat by telephone. The ship was sailing without passengers and cars. Shortly thereafter the "Deutschland" from Rødby arrived. In Gedser the "Berlin" started sailing again. Both the route Puttgarden - Rødby and Rostock - Gedser were affected. In Puttgarden the ferries "Kronprins Frederik", which is used for dangerous goods, and "Prins Richard" were held in the port. They had already been unloaded and were searched in the course of the afternoon for explosives. The Danish police cleared ferries in Rødby and Gedser for safety reasons. They had got a clue that made it necessary to investigate the ferries in the two ports. The passengers had left the ferries sailing between Rødby and Puttgarden on Fehmarn as well as Gedser and Rostock. The eviction took place quietly and without drama. The "Copenhagen" was sidelined in Rostock by late afternoon, and the "Deutschland" remained at the quay in Rødby in Denmark, the Lübeck police said. She and the "Prinsesse Benedikte" were temporarily unable to leave port because of the situation. The water police Travemünde established a steering committee and was examining further measures in close cooperation with the Danish counterparts. In Puttgarden traffic was massively affected. Until the evening all rail connections were canceled. Cars and trucks were standing in long queues at the ferry terminal and on the evasive parking lots, which were almost completely occupied.
Ongoing repairs reduce schedule Gedser-Rostock
Scndlines still has problems with the schedule on the Gedser-Rostock route due to ongoing repairs of the rudder gear of the "Kronprins Frederik" in Rostock. There remained a reduced schedule active with a capacity of only 50 percent. The sailings from Gedser at 09.00 a.m., 1.30 p.m. 5.45 p.m. and 10.15 p.m. and from Rostock at 11:15 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. were cancelled at least until Oct 14. Scandlines recommended to use the Rødby-Puttgarden route instead.
Collision in port of Rostock with ferry Aurora
Two Scandlines ferries collided in Rostock on Saturday evening . Why it came to the accidential contact at a very low rate of speed between the "Kronprins Frederik" and the "Aurora" is not yet clear as the shipping company announced on Sunday in Rostock. Both ships were able to proceed on their own to their respective ferry terminal. After investigation and approval by the responsible authorities the "Kronprins Frederik 'could leave at 23.15 clock bound for the port of Gedser again.Upload News