Tallink Grupp starts using shore power for Silja Symphony
Tallink Grupp has this week started using shore power to provide electricity for two of its vessels, Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony, while they are alongside in port to reduce the environmental impact of the vessels and to minimise air pollution in the Nordic capital cities the company’s vessels visit. Silja Symphony and Silja Serenade, sister ships operating on the Helsinki-Stockholm route, have been piloting use of the shore power connection facility since February this year and are the two first vessels to be connected to the new facility aiming to minimize the environmental impact from ships within the Baltic Sea region.
Deadly work accident on ferry
A worker has died in an accident aboard the "Silja Symphony" on May 18 or 19, 2018. The man was at the age of 30 and worked for a subcontractor who performed renovation work on board the ferry. He died due to an electric shock and was found outside the cabin where he worked in the morning of May 19. The ferry was on the way to Åland, and the case was investigated by the police on Åland. The accident was caused by a lamp used by the man during the work.
Medevac off Sweden
The Swedish JRCC got an alarm if an unconscious child who requires evacuation from the "Silja Symphony" on Jan 2, 2017, and alerted the Lifeguard rescue helicopter 006 from the base in Norrtälje. The rescue helicopter medevaced the child and took it to the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.Upload News