Shipping line Tallink has leased its Victoria I cruise vessel to the Scottish government. The ship will be used for temporary accommodation.
The lease, concluded with a company representing the Government of Scotland runs for six months, starting July 8, with an option for a three-month extension, Tallink says.
The MS Victoria I had most recently plied its trade on the Tallinn-Stockholm route; Tallink continues to operate one vessel on this route.
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