Tallink to keep one ship on Riga route

  • 2006-05-17
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - Tallink, the Estonian passenger carrier, has said it would continue to employ one ship on the Riga-Stockholm route despite previous statements that it could use two liners. Tallink investor relations manager Peter Roose Monday said that the Regina Baltica was bigger than the Fantaasia that ran on the route until the present and that Tallink wanted to put the ship well into service.

Roose declined to say how many passengers Tallink had carried between Riga and Stockholm until the present. "We issue figures once a quarter," he said.
Tallink announced at the end of April that as of May 13 it would possibly sail from Riga to Stockholm every day, utilizing both the Fantaasia and the Regina Baltica for the route.

However, news surfaced this week that Tallink may sell the Fantaasia to an Algerian company.
Speaking on May 15, Roose referred to a possible sale of the ship and promised more information soon. By afternoon, however, Roose claimed he had not given any references to the sale or commented on the issue, the Baltic News Service reported.
But the Web site of the Algerian firm, Algerie Ferries, lists the ship as belonging to the company.
The Fantaasia briefly plied between Riga and Stockholm this spring but was replaced with the Regina Baltica.