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2006-10-25
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The first season for ferry line Ventspils - Saaremaa

Since 17 of May between Ventspils and Mintu harbour in Estonia ply the ferry „Scania”. In the first part of summer ferry plied four times in a week, but since 20 of June the ferry took passengers six times in a week.

In this period 5232 persons are taken services of the ferry, inter alia from Ventspils to Saaremaa are going 2625 passengers, but from Saaremaa to Ventspils are going 2607 passengers. In May ferry is used 522 persons, in June – 2834, but from 1 to 17 of July 1876 persons.

In the first part of June and Jule from Ventspils to Saaremaa is going 1664 Latvians, 608 Estonians, 182 Finns, 131 Lithuanians and 18 Germans, similarly a small amount of travelers has been also from other countries - Belgian, Dutch, Poles, English, Swedes, Italian, American, Czech and Danes.

On the ferry „Scania” are 300 passenger’s berths and it can pick up under 80 cars and buses. Duration of passage from Ventspils to port Mintu goes on four hours. Mintu harbour is located on the Saaremaa, biggest island of Estonia, 43 kilometers from Kuressaare , Sorves peninsula.

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