A Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people aboard has run aground in the Åland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden on Sunday, Finnish authorities said.
Rescue officials were preparing to evacuate the vessel of passengers and crew, none of whom suffered any injuries, according to reports.
The Finnish coastguard tweeted that the M/S Amorella (CruiseMapper) operated by ferry company Viking Line between the Finnish western port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm is currently “stuck on the ground” south of the port of Långnäs in the Åland Islands.
In a tweet, the local coastguard division posted: "Amorella made ground contact south of Långnäs. The ship pushed itself to the shore of the island to stabilise the situation. Several units were alerted and several ships were on-site in preparation for the evacuation. At present, the situation is stable and human lives are not in immediate danger."