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NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-31 January 2002-UPDATE: 'Isabella' was blown off course by strong wind - report (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

(Adds statement by Viking Line in last paragraph.)

It has been found that strong wind was the cause of the passenger ferry 'Isabella' going aground off the Aland Islands on 20 December last year.

The ferry, which is operated by Finland's Viking Line, was blown off course by wind of 25-35 metres per second despite the auto-pilot maintaining the correct course, reported the YLE teletext news.

In a statement issued today (31 January) Viking Line said that the accident would not affect the company's results for the period 1 November 2001-31 October 2002 as the ship's eight-week traffic suspension coincides with the low season.

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