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Two ferries close to collision

the Passengers on one of the ferries that sail between Rønne, on Bornholm island and Ystad, in Sweden, got himself a scare late Saturday night.

Here had to ferry Express 2 make an abrupt slowdown, as it apparently was close to colliding with another bornholmerfærge.

It informs the Bornholm Police, who were contacted by a passenger on the Express 2 and a half hours after the incident.

Express 2 was on the way to Ronne from Ystad and in the opposite direction sailed søsterfærgen Express 1.

- We are approached by a passenger, which tells that the ferry brake hard up and doing an evasive manoeuvre. When he looks out of the window, he can see the other ferry, which is pretty close to telling vagtchef at Bornholm Police Peter Johansen.

It was a rather intense experience, he says.

Vagtchefen do not have information about how close the two boats were on each other, as the captain of the Express 2 had to pull in the brake.

- We have informed the Danish maritime authority, who must now examine the process further, tell vagtchefen.

No one was hurt by the slowdown.

There are also no reports that the parked cars on the ferry were damaged in connection with the sudden jerk of the vessel.

For Extra Magazine confirms the PR - and communications manager at Molslinjen Jesper Maack incident.

The ferries passing each other close to five to ten times a day, but on that trip it seems both captains at a time that the ferries are getting too close to each other, says Jesper Maack.

- Therefore, doing both a maneuver to create space. At the time, there are approximately 250-300 metres, between the ferries, he says.

Jesper Maack understand that the passengers have shelled over the incident.

- Normally, the ferries not to twirl about themselves out on the water, so it is clear that passengers have the thought 'what is it?', he says.

- But there has not been any danger associated with the incident?

- No, says Jesper Maack.

the Captain of the Express 2 was tested for alcohol, as the crew came ashore on the island of Bornholm. But there was nothing to come after. He was not affected.

- the Captain has confirmed that there was a slowdown on the sea, but he maintains that there has been control over the situation, saying vagtchef Peter Johansen.

Bornholm Police have not yet been in contact with the crew of the second ferry, which had its course against Sweden.

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