August 18, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 28 meter long passenger ship MS King went aground on the island of Lauttasaari in Helsinki, Finland. The MS King suffered no hull damage but was unable to free itself. The 54 passengers on board were evacuated to a sister ship. Later the same day the MS King was pulled free and towed to a berth at Salutorget. Initial reports state the master of the MS King was not on the bridge at the time of the incident. One report states the captain was trapped on the toliet and was unable to open the door. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident.