Choppy seas affect Helsinki-Tallinn ferry route
26 January 2009 08:39
The Helsinki-Tallinn ferry route has been affected by high winds, it has been noted.
Web resource YLF News notes that lighter ships have been prevented from sailing at while, while larger slow-moving vessels are still making the trip, according to the Finnish Maritime Administration.
It notes that tug boats have been user to help steer the huge ships in and out of the port.
Strong winds have caused power failures in regions in the vicinity of Lahti and Tampere as well as having felled a number of trees in the south of Finland.
However, officials state that they believe winds to die down by the end of Tuesday.
Passengers have been advised to check with their ferry operator for further details.
A wide range of activities are on offer in Tallinn, ranging from opera in the town hall - with upcoming performances due to include mezzo soprano Monika-Evelin Liiv and soprano Angelika Mikk - to the travelling Nargen Festival.