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]