Truck crashed on cargo deck
The "Wasa Express" was forced to return to Vaasa after a truck tipped over in stormy seas in the bay of Bothnia on Nov 29, 2018, at noon. Wind speeds of up to 22 meters/second hit the ferry 17 nautical miles off the Vasa archipelago. Furniture got in motion and broke as well as dishes. After the truck which carried recycled plastic broke lose from its chains and crashed onto another vehicle, the captain decided to turn around the ship and slowly sail back to Vaasa. Neither the 104 passengers nor the ship's safety were affected. The ferry arrived back in port at 4.30 p.m. and was inspected. The truck was removed from the cargo deck. The evening's departure from Umeå to Vaasa was cancelled as well as the sailings on Nov 30 and Dec 1. Reports with photo and video: https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10532400 https://www.vasabladet.fi/Artikel/Visa/249310 https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2018/11/30/wasa-express-gick-ut-pa-torsdag-trots-stormvarning-det-ar-inte-forsta-gangen-det
Medevac off Umeå
the "Wasa Express" had to turn back to Umeå on May 6, 2018, due to a case of illness on board. The ferry arrived at Vaasa only at 10.30 p.m. She had departed from Umeå at noon. One passenger suffered cardiac problems when she was half way between the ports, the ferry turned back to rendezvous with a Swedish rescue helicopter.
Sailing cancelled due to storm
The "Wasa Express" had to cancel its departure from Vaasa win the evening of Mar 1, 2015, due to strong winds and high waves. The ship sailed on Mar 2 at 7 p.m. after the wind subsided. The wave height had already been 5-6 meters on the trip from Umeå to Vaasa on Mar 1 at 1 p.m. Passengers from Vaasa had the opportunity to stay overnight on board the ferry.Upload News