TALLINN – A fast catamaran type vessel with a capacity of up to 90 passengers and 20 bicycles will start operating on the Tallinn-Aegna ferry route from May 1.
OU Spinnaker won the competition to organize shipping on the route and will operate a fast catamaran with a length of 29 meters, a beam of eight meters and a maximum draught of one and a half meters. The vessel will have ramps for people with reduced mobility, as well as wider doors and an accessible toilet. If necessary, the vessel can take on board 3,000 kilograms of goods, for which there is a separate cargo hold, the communications department of the city of Tallinn said.
The island of Aegna is just three square kilometers, ranking 17th among Estonian islands by size. Depending on the season, between 3 and 12 households permanently reside on Aegna.
The island's coastline stretches for about 10 kilometers and the diverse coastal types give the coastline a beautiful appearance, with sandy beaches alternating with moraine beaches. Aegna is largely covered by forest, interspersed with several marshes, and there are two designated hiking trails on the island to explore the local nature, extending three and six kilometers.