MS Finneagle has been successfully refloated after it ran aground early this morning. The ferry was en route from Naantali (Finland) to Kapellskar (Sweden) with 168 passengers and 30 crew on board when it suffered a blackout. It caused the vessel to run aground in the shallow waters of Kapellskar harbor. There were no reports of casualties or pollution.
Several hours later, MS Finneagle was refloated with the assistance of the Coast Guard and it anchored in Kapellskar. Currently divers are inspecting the ferry's hull in order to evaluate the damage. Mikael Lindholm, manager with the ferry operator, said:
"All passengers are ashore, the cargo is released and now we are waiting to get survey results."
MS Finneagle (IMO number 9138006 and MMSI 230635000) is a passenger ro-ro vessel registered in Finland and operated by Finn Lines. The 29,841-ton vessel was built in 1999.