Ferry with more than 1000 passengers ran aground off Stockholm

Ferry PRINCESS ANASTASIA ran aground shortly after unmooring at Stockholm in Brevik area, at around 1710 UTC Nov 6. Ferry with more than 1000 passengers on board was bound for Helsinki Finland. Understood she is already refloated and taken back to terminal at Stockholm, she was in process of berthing as of 1940 UTC, assisted by tugs and escorted by rescue and CG boats. Blackout said to be the cause of grounding.
Passenger ro-ro ship PRINCESS ANASTASIA, IMO 8414582, GT 37583, built 1986, flag Italy, operator MOBY SPA.



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