Several Danish boats are stopped due to extreme weather Knud. It is expected to create chaos in traffic on both land and sea.
High waves of up to 10 meters are expected in the Skagerrak. Thus both Color Line and Fjord Line have cancelled a number of departures. DFDS is also affected by the weather.
The departure of Kristiansand-Hirtshals at 16.30 is set and the departure of Larvik-Hirtshals at 17.30 is set according to Color Line’s route overview. Naturally, the return trips from Hirtshals Friday evening are also set.
Fjord Line said to NTB that they have cancelled the Friday morning departure from Langesund to Hirtshals and evening departure from Hirtshals to Stavanger. The ferry to depart from Bergen to Stavanger in the morning, and then on to Hirtshals, goes as planned.
DFDS states that their departure from Oslo to Copenhagen is scheduled at 16:30 on Friday, but the ship extends the time in Oslofjorden to avoid the worst storm in the high seas.
Stena Line also goes to the agreed time from Oslo at 19.30, and sails towards Frederikshavn with the intention to add a dock. However, depending on wind power and wind direction, the ship may have to return to Oslo without arriving in Denmark. Transport travellers are given the opportunity to cancel.
People are warned to stay along the coast in the vulnerable areas. Extreme weather forecasts have been issued for Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold, while there is a yellow hazard warning in Rogaland, Agder, Telemark, Buskerud, Hedmark and Oppland.