Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ferry Passengers Stranded For Twenty Hours

Ferries carrying around 200 passengers were stranded off the coast of southern Sweden for almost twenty hours in poor weather on Wednesday, unable to dock in the port of Trelleborg.
The Scandlines ship Mecklenburg-Vorpommern approached Trelleborg at 9pm on Wednesday after a voyage from Rostock, but knocked a fender into the water as it entered the port.Port authorities ruled that for safety reasons ships could not dock until the fender had been removed.

http://www.thelocal.se/9554/20080103/

3 comments:

oliviaharis said...

Walk-on travellers, annoyed with the new policy, want B.C. Ferries to sell tickets until the sailing time or post the ticket cutoff schedule so that passengers know how long they have.
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oliviaharis

ferry to france

Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

Thats indeed a long wait for the ferry passengers!! personally I feel ferry crossings are comfortable for all climate, still poor weather does often create problem for the ferries to dock in the port.