Viking Grace ferry accidents and incidents

Viking Grace ferry cruise ship


Length (LOA)
213 m / 699 ft

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CruiseMapper's Viking Grace ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2800-passenger vessel owned by VIKING LINE (Ferries). Our Viking Grace ferry accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • ship collision - 2014 (with a small boat in Stockholm archipelago)
  • aground - 2020 (near Mariehamn Aland)

21 November 2020Ship Grounding

On November 21, 2020, due to heavy weather, the cruiseferry ran aground just off Port Mariehamn (Aland Finland). The ship was en route from Stockholm to Turku and carrying a total of 429 people (331 passengers plus 98 crew).

While navigating in the narrow passage near Port Mariehamn, Viking Grace was pushed to the shore by a strong gust of wind. The accident resulted in no injuries or serious hull damages (including no water ingress). All passengers remained onboard overnight and were evacuated on November 22.

19 April 2014Ship Collision / Allision

In the morning on April 19, 2014, a small boat collided with the ferry and sank in Stockholm archipelago (near Maro Island). The cruise ship was en-route from Stockholm to Mariehamn (Aland Finland), carrying a total of 1827 passengers.

After the boat sank, its 3 passengers (2 men and 1 woman) were successfully rescued (retrieved from the sea), brought onto the island, given dry clothes, treated for shock, then taken to a hospital.

The accident occurred in foggy conditions. The collision took place approx 200 m / 700 ft from the shore. The rescue was successful only due to the quick response of the locals who helped with their own boats.

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