Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 passengers on board runs aground off ...

Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 passengers on board runs aground off island in Finland Viking Line's M/S Amorella ran aground on the Aland Islands on Sunday Coast Guard arrived to ferry passengers off the cruise ship and onto dry land There were casualties among the 200 passengers and 80 crew  Viking's CEO said 'something has gone wrong with the ship's steering'

By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline and Associated Press

Published: 19:18 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 19:23 BST, 20 September 2020

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A Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people on board has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden.

The M/S Amorella, operated by Viking Line between Turku and Stockholm, hit ground south of the port of Langnas in the archipelago.

Coast Guard vessels arrived to take people ashore and there were no injuries reported among the 200 passengers and 80 crew. 

Viking Line CEO Jan Hanses said: 'Something has gone wrong with the ship's steering.'

Passengers evacuating the Viking Line's cruiseferry MS Amorella, near Langnas, Aland Islands, Finland on Sunday

Passengers evacuating the Viking Line's cruiseferry MS Amorella, near Langnas, Aland Islands, Finland on Sunday

Viking Line's MS Amorella after it ran aground on Sunday

Viking Line's MS Amorella after it ran aground on

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