The Viking Grace’s 331 passengers and crew of 98 spent the evening on board the vessel whereas the Finnish coast guard and rescue items bought two tug boats to pull the ship off the seabed and towed it to Mariehamn early Sunday.

Later Sunday, the ship resumed its journey beneath its personal engines to Turku, the place it will likely be put into an area shipyard for a better inspection and repairs.

“(The ship) has been cleared by authorities and the classification society Lloyd’s Register to move passengers to Turku by its personal engines,” ferry operator Viking Line stated Sunday.

Divers inspected the vessel twice within the Aland Islands and located no leaks or main damages. The Viking Line, headquartered in Mariehamn, stated no safety dangers had been concerned with Sunday’s switch journey to Turku.

Viking Line CEO Jan Hanses instructed Finnish media {that a} robust gust of wind seemingly pushed the ship into the shore on the time of the accident, about 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Aland Islands is an autonomous Swedish-speaking Finnish territory that consists of hundreds of named and unnamed islands. Its shallow waters and slim passageways are significantly difficult to navigate for giant vessels such because the Viking Grace, which is able to carrying as much as 2,800 passengers.

In September, Viking Line’s M/S Amorella passenger ferry additionally ran aground within the Aland Islands. Nobody was harm within the accident.

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