The passenger ship Havila Capella has been “detained” in Bergen due to the sanctions and its connections to Russian company GTLK, the newspaper Bergens Tidende reports.
The ship operates on the Bergen-Kirkenes coastal route, where the company Havila Kystruten shares the tender with Hurtigruten.
It should have left Bergen at 20 o’clock on Tuesday but was still at the quay at midnight due to sanctions against the GTLK, communications manager Lasse A. Vangstein in Havila told Bergens Tidende.
“There is an uncertainty about the insurance coverage which means that the departure is postponed. It is a situation that has arisen as a result of sanctions against the leasing company that has financed Havila,” he said.
The company is in contact with the Norwegian authorities to clarify the situation, and Vangstein apologized to the passengers. He also emphasized that the company is Norwegian and that the ship is Norwegian for all practical purposes.
“We have supported the sanctions against Russian companies. We are now working to refinance this ship to break ties with Russia,” Vangstein said.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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