The catamaran ferry Runo, which serves a regular connection to the remote Estonian island of Ruhnu in the Gulf of Riga, is expected to resume operation on July 13 after its main engine is replaced.
“Thus far, everything has gone as planned,” Andres Laasma, board member of ferry operator Kihnu Veeteede AS, said. “The ship’s new main engine has arrived in Estonia.”
He noted that the installation of the new main engine would likely take a couple of days.
“Our current plan is for the Runo to make its first scheduled trip on July 13,” Laasma said, adding that the Runo was expected to make the evening journey on the Ringsu-Munalaid route that day.
The morning departure will be served by the ferry Amalie that is currently substituting for the Runo.
The Runo has remained berthed at the Port of Parnu since June 23 due to a failure of its main engine.
The vessel was built by the Saaremaa-based boat builder Baltic Workboats AS for EUR 3.2 million exclusive of VAT in 2012. (ERR/Business World Magazine)