Ferry VIKING GRACE rescue drill accident

Three crew plunged into water from ferry VIKING GRACE during rescue drill at night Aug 5, when the ship was en route from Stockholm to Turku Finland. Rescue boat was lowered with 3 crew in it, when one of falls gave up, according to media reports, citing VIKING LINE statement. All 3 crew are safe, details of an accident though, aren’t clear.
Passenger ro-ro ship VIKING GRACE, IMO 9606900, GT 57565, built 2013, flag Finland, operator VIKING LINE.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.