Keel laying ceremony of the passenger ferry01.09.2014
On 3rd September 2014 at 13 hrs Kihnu passenger ferry KIHNU VIRVE keel laying ceremony will take place at the Riga production facility of the shipyard Baltic Workboats AS.
On 8th August the steel hull of the ferry ORMSÖ, first passenger ferry in the series of this type was towed from Riga production facility to the shipyard in Nasva by the tug boat and thereafter moored to its berth in the morning of 9th August. On 15th August the superstructure made of aluminum was installed containing a passenger saloon, technical space and the wheelhouse.
New arrival of lake chart - S part of Võrtsjärv is out in print30.07.2014
New accurate sounding information has enabled to create the current chart which is produced at a scale 1:25 000 and is complemented with additional schemes of the River Väike Emajõgi produced at a scale 1: 7500 and the entrance to the River Õhne at a scale 1: 4000. It has two public fairways marked on it.
The chart (ref no 733, Tarvastu polder to Pikasilla) is accessible to ENC user and/or can be purchased as paper chart through authorised retailers. The list of them is available in our website under the title "Navigational charts".
Damage of the underwater part of MA survey vessel EVA-32014.07.2014
In the afternoon of July 11, 2014 a survey vessel EVA-320 conducting a survey in the shallow waters of Väinameri in close proximity of Langekari got damaged in the underwater part of the vessel. The bottom impact of the hull caused fuel tank damage. No spill of fuel oil into the sea occurred. At the time of ground contact the ship surveyed a dangerous area of navigation at the speed of 1.8 knots while moving from one survey lane to another. In the afternoon of July 11 the ship was back in the harbour at Haapsalu where fuel oil from the damaged tank was pumped out.
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