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14.11.2018Media Releases

Finnlines’ passenger-cargo vessel MS Finnfellow sustained a technical failure in the Finnish Archipelago – now safely at the port

Finnlines Plc    Media release                              14 November 2018 at 12:00

Finnlines’ passenger-cargo vessel MS Finnfellow sustained a technical failure in the Finnish Archipelago – now safely at the port

MS Finnfellow had a technical failure which caused limited power distribution at 23:30 Finnish time on Tuesday 13 November 2018. The vessel was safely anchored by the fairway.

The Finnish Border Guard’s patrol vessel Tursas arrived to ensure the safety of Finnfellow.

Finnfellow arrived to the port of Naantali on Wednesday at 5:30 by its own engines followed by two tugboats to secure the safe arrival.

The technical failure has now been repaired. The vessel awaits permission from the authorities in order to return to normal scheduled traffic this evening.

A total of 170 persons, of which 136 passengers, were on board. MS Finnfellow was heading from Naantali via Långnäs to Kapellskär.

Finnlines apologizes for any inconveniency caused to its passengers and customers and thanks for understanding.

MS Finnfellow is a ro-pax (passenger-cargo) vessel, built in 2000. The vessel is 188.3 metres long and has a capacity for 440 passengers and for 2,918 lane metres of rolling cargo.

For more information, please contact:

Tapani Voionmaa
Group General Counsel
Finnlines Plc
Phone: +358 (0) 10 343 5207
tapani.voionmaa@finnlines.com