Baltic sea ferry with 400 aboard runs aground

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A strong gust of wind likely 'pushed the ship to shore'.
A view of the Viking Line cruise ship Viking Grace, run aground with passengers on board, south of Mariehamn, Finland. Photo / AP

A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden.

Finnish authorities said there were "no lives in immediate danger" and the vessel, inspected by divers, wasn't leaking.

The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Line ferry that runs between the Finnish port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands.

The coast guard tweeted a photo showing the M/S Viking Grace stuck just off shore.

"Viking Grace has ran aground…
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