Allision with cranes in St. Petersburg
The "Princess Anastasia" allided with two quayside port cranes while leaving St. Petersburg port on May 4, 2018, while proceeding in the narrow channel only meters off the quayside. One crane was contacted by the portside bridge wing, another one was contacted by the stern. Some paint and debris fell from the cranes. The ferry was taken to a nearby berth and resumed the voyage to Helsinki about an hour later.
Ferry stuck in St. Petersburg due to port closure
About twenty Finns were stuck on the "Princess Anastasia" in St. Petersburg in the evening of Dec 5, 2015, after authorities closed a dam to protect the city from flooding. The shipping company was trying to arrange a visa for the passengers. It is only allowed to stay in St. Petersburg for 72 hours without a visa on a cruise. The company was trying to get home Finns by bus or train. Without visas Finns can not leave the city in other ways than by ship. Approximately 600 Russian remained in Finland, as also tours from Helsinki to St. Petersburg were inhibited. Several of them have already switched to the train to get to St. Petersburg. It was anticipated that the dam at the port would be open again on Dec 7 morning.
Fourth passenger ship moors at cruise harbour of Sochi
The Princess Anastasia ferry has moored at berth No 3 of the new cruise harbour of port Sochi.Upload News