Hiiumaa-mainland ferries to depart at 10:30 a.m. ({{commentsTotal}})

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The Tiiu at the Port of Rohuküla on Tuesday morning. Feb. 27, 2018.
The Tiiu at the Port of Rohuküla on Tuesday morning. Feb. 27, 2018. Source: (Juhan Hepner/ERR)

After a number of departures were canceled on Tuesday and Wednesday morning due to low sea levels, ferries connecting the island of Hiiumaa to the Estonian mainland are scheduled to depart from both Heltermaa and Rohuküla at 10:30 a.m.

Sea levels have increased to 59 centimeters below the keel, which is why ferry operator TS Laevad, a subsidiary of the Estonian state-owned Port of Tallinn, has decided to run the ferries.

Only a limited number of vehicles will be allowed onboard, and TS Laevad is requesting that only those who really need to attempt to make the crossing.

All advance bookings for all departures on the route have been canceled, and vehicles will be loaded onto the ferries on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to emergency vehicles, postal trucks, diplomatic vehicles, commercial passenger buses, and vehicles transporting persons with disabilities.

The Estonian Road Administration has ordered additional departures on the Sõru-Triigi route connecting Hiiumaa with Saaremaa to the south so that travelers can reach the mainland via Saaremaa.

TS Laevad has asked travelers to be patient as well as to check for the latest information online at praamid.ee and on Facebook before heading to port.

Ferry traffic on the Hiiumaa-mainland route was affected on Tuesday morning and suspended altogether by midday due to low sea levels.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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