Ferry talk in the media

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In Scotland the Government intends to return the troubled Ferguson Marine to the private sector, a minister has confirmed. The shipyard was taken over by the Scottish Government four years ago after its financial collapse, as a row erupted over long delays and mounting costs over the delivery of two lifeline ferries. [Scotsman]

Still in Scotland, it seems that the Ukrainian refugees living on a the Tallink ferry VICTORIA I in Edinburgh will be moved into new accommodation over the next two months.

The Scottish government has said the charter deal will end on 11 July. [BBC]

“There is no traffic obligation on the Kapellskär line, says Minister of Economic Affairs Fredrik Karlström. Landskapsregering cannot buy a ship and start traffic.”

Critical voices have been raised within the tourism industry in the Åland Islands after Viking Line discontinued the Kapellskär-Mariehamn route. [Ålandstifdningen]

In Greece, a future is wanted for the 46-years-old SMYRNA DI LEVANTE, after the Thessaloniki-Izmir route has been put on hold. [Stonisi]

In Spain, Baleària is active on the charter market, with VISBORG on the Almería-Nador route from 16 June 2023 [FerryBalear] and TOM SAWYER for the Ibiza-València route from 23 May [FerryBalear]