The incident happened about two o'clock: in the Maritime rescue coordination centre Turku received the distress signal from the ferry Silja Sеrenade.

For a place called rescue helicopters from Sweden and Finland, and patrol boats from Kökar and Mariehamn. Search and rescue operation was terminated at 5.45 in the morning — missing passenger ferry in the water was never found.

A passenger ferry Silja Serenade arrived in Stockholm two hours later than usual, about 11.45.