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Havila forced to cancel Pollux voyage due to technical issue

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Havila Voyages has been forced to cancel a northern Europe itinerary on board Havila Pollux after the vessel encountered technical problems en route to Trondheim.

The line said the vessel suffered issues with one of its on board electric motors, which needed to be replaced before the ship continued its onward journey northbound.

“As it is not possible for us to operate the ship safely and responsibly, there are no other alternatives than to take Pollux out of service until we have resolved the issue with the electric motor,” said Havila CEO Bent Martini.

“Compromising safety is not an option, and it is our top priority. We will now do our utmost to find alternative solutions for our passengers on board and naturally regret that they experience an interruption in their journey.”

Havila Voyages to contact impacted passengers

The incident itself, the line said, “unfolded undramatic” for the passengers on board, and Pollux safely sailed to dock in Trondheim under its own power.

Havila Voyages confirmed it will provide further information on the matter “when there is something new to report” and will contact affected passengers to find alternative solutions.

Last month Havila Voyages head of UK sales Matthew Valentine joined Lucy Abbott for a Cruise Corner interview to discuss the latest addition to the fleet and the line’s sustainability goals.

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