Yesterday, a passenger on the Tallink’s Baltic Princess went overboard while the ship was cruising from Stockholm to Turku.
The young man, in his 20’s, fell into the icy waters of the Finnish Archipelago Sea.
Another passenger witnessed the incident and called for help. The cruise ship turned around and the man overboard was rescued with the involvement of a rescue boat. A Coast Guard helicopter then transported the man to Finland. The rescue operation lasted twenty minutes.
The Tallink Silja group is a major operator of cruise ships in the Baltic Sea between ports in Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia.
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Photo Credit: Turun Sanomat newspaper (Finland)