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Maritime safety

For over 30 have the combined passagerarfärjerna formed the basis for
inter-Nordic maritime transport. Proper care and maintained these ships
very secure. The difficult maritime accidents in recent years has suffered
shipping and the ensuing investigations, discussions and debate,
However, for a long time to affect all companies operating
passenger ferry shipping.
Further increased safety and meticulous controls will result
of the incident.

Silja Line

Silja Line has invested large sums in safety technology which often
exceeds the regulations regarding vessels
construction and equipment. In the 1980s, introduced the Risk Management
and developed the integrated navigation system.

Safety on Silja Line

Right organization board, high technical standard and continuous training
of the staff are the pillars that build security on the Silja Line
vessels. Already prior to passengers boarding begins
security information. Before every departure, a safety film
terminal that is adapted to the vessel to resign, this film is shown
Also continuously in the cabins. At check-in, all passengers a
folder with the safety regulations that apply to the vessel concerned.


Silja Line's ships are equipped with lifeboats, man-overboard boats,
life rafts, slides (slides), lifebuoys and life-jackets and
thermal bags. Life-saving equipment has a 25% excess capacity
all passengers and crew.
Most Silja Line ships are equipped with landing platform


Silja Line ships are known tvåcompartment type, it means that at least
two water tight sections can be filled with water without the vessel
flag. Before every departure, a date for the trip
Stability calculation, which takes into account, among other things to the load, the load
location, number of passengers, wind direction and weather.
Silja Line newer speeds have butterfly doors in the bow instead of the visor.
These include narrow tires that do not reach out to the side of the ship, which
provides great stability even if water enters the car deck.


Silja Line has been in the lead for the development of the world's most
advanced navigation system. Silja Line bridge officers trained
continuously simulator facilities.

Answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding safety on board:

Is still bow doors again welded?
Answer: Yes. All bow doors are reinforced and new controls are
installed along with a third port inside the car deck ramp.

Is it unsafe to go c-cab?
Answer: No, all cabin categories have the same safety standard.

Why do we ask for birth year?
Answer: New demands from authorities regarding passenger registration, purpose
is that emergency familiar with all among the passengers and
their age.

Why go out if it is very windy?
Answer: All the vessels are built to be able to operate regardless of the weather.

Who decides if we are going out in the weather?
Answer: The commander. He has based daily weather reports from SMHI
as well as written instructions, approved by the Company and the Maritime Authority.

Is there life jackets for everyone?
Answer: Yes, 25% of capacity. These are located at assembly stations.

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