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Danish Ferry Makes Emergency Maneuver to Avoid Collision with Possible Russian Warship

A ferry from Molslinjen had to perform a quick maneuver on Friday morning shortly after departing from Sjællands Odde towards Aarhus, when an unknown vessel crossed its course without responding to communication attempts. The incident caused temporary unrest among the passengers but was professionally handled by the ferry’s crew. According to Jesper Maack, the communication manager at Molslinjen, it was a necessary evasive action to ensure the safety of both passengers and the vessel. “Our captain observed a ship that did not obey the normal maritime rules. Therefore, he chose to turn the ferry to avoid a potentially dangerous situation,” he explains.

There have been speculations that the vessel in question could be a Russian warship, but this has not been confirmed by official sources. “The captain has mentioned the possibility, but we have no final confirmation of the ship’s identity,” says Maack, emphasizing that the primary focus was to ensure a safe passage.

Despite the sudden change in the sailing schedule, the situation was handled without drama, and the ferry resumed its journey shortly after the successful evasive maneuver. Passengers were continuously informed about the situation and subsequently praised the crew for their professionalism.

The incident has not led to any changes in Molslinjen’s sailing schedule, and there have been no further reports of incidents. The company will continue to monitor and evaluate their safety procedures to ensure they are always up to date and effective.

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