"The large group ran to catch up with the Viking Line ferry. Then, something happened that should not happen. "
"When the boat left the quay, were several of the children on board – but the parents remained in the country. "
"– It is jättehemskt, my son has been crying a lot, " says Ruweida, 30."
"the Scenario is a nightmare for all parents. "
"the Group, which consisted of both family members and friends, would go on a Viking Line cruise to the Åland islands to celebrate the christmas holidays."
"– We were 20 people in total, five adults and 15 children. We had really been looking forward to the trip, " says 32-year-old Huda, one of the participants. "
"When they came to Stadsgårdskajen in Stockholm on Saturday to go on the ferry to the Åland islands, it became stressful. "
" I would park the car, and then I came a little bit after the other."
"the Society was released, however, through check-in, with a call if to run on board the boat. "
"– My oldest daughter, who is ten, was sad and worried because she didn't think I would catch. Two other adults stayed with her to console until I catch up. "
"Then had two adults and 13 children have taken on board the boat. Right in front of the eyes of the Huda and the other closed entrance gate and said that the boat would depart. "
"– All panicked. We panicked and the kids on the other hand, got panic when they saw that the gangway began to be folded up. My youngest child is only two years, and she was on board. It was terrible to see the boat go away, " says Huda. "
"a Four year old took the blame."
"Together with her sister and aunt, she could not do anything else than to see the ferry put out from the shore. "
"I feel so violated and shocked that something like this can possibly happen," says Huda. "
"Her sister, Ruweida add:"
" My son Yunus is four years old and he came with the boat. We've talked on the phone and he has been crying a lot. He takes the blame and has apologised for I did not come with. "
"Johanna Boijer-Svahnström is the director of communications at Viking Line. She states that the reason for the incident is that the company arrived late for the ferry. "
"Our staff has really tried to help them so that everyone would be able to come up with, but the schedule is very tight and we have very limited opportunities to wait because of the other ships' schedules, we are dependent on."
" We regret this of course. It is very sad when children are affected by something like this. The staff on board have tried to console them, and they have got teddy bears. "
"But if ordningsvakten realize that not everyone will get the time, would it not be better to stop the whole group?"
"– What I understood, so have some gone on before, and others come after. The staff has been waiting and waiting, but in the end was the ferry had to resign. The waterways are very narrow, and the schedule of the port is very tight, " says Johanna Boijer-Svahnström."
"– We urge parents to make contact with the customer service department so that we can sort this out closer. "
"the Children and the two adults, who take care of them during the tour is now on its way back to Stockholm. "
" They've got a responsibility that they would not have had. We had booked the buffet and so, but what I have heard, so have they been fully up with to entertain the kids, " says Huda. "
" I don't know that it can be so simple that the children will be with on the boat without their parents. It is a huge security flaw, says Ruweida."