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The Foreigner Angry Asians blockade Norway ferry. A group of some 50 irate Asian tourists stopped a ferry departure in Flåm western Norway after being denied boarding, reports say. According to local paper Sogn Avis, the dissatisfied ticket-holding protesters had booked their journey up to a year in advance.  Despite this, they were informed there was no room for them aboard.

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Angry Asians blockade Norway ferry

Published on Tuesday, 16th October, 2012 at 14:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

A group of some 50 irate Asian tourists stopped a ferry departure in Flåm western Norway after being denied boarding, reports say.



According to local paper Sogn Avis, the dissatisfied ticket-holding protesters had booked their journey up to a year in advance. 

Despite this, they were informed there was no room for them aboard.

Not accepting the flustered Fjærlandsfjord crew’s explanations, the tourists then sat down on the ferry’s ramp, preventing it from being hoisted into position.

The vessel departed one hour later than scheduled after the group acceded and disembarked.

Ferry operator Fjord1 has expressed its regret over Sunday’s incident following a dissatisfied email from the local mayor of Aurland municipality.

“We had received a reservation for 105 persons, but many more suddenly arrived, so we were taken by surprise,” said Fjord1’s Hallgeir Kleppe. “The ferry became full before we could deal with the situation.”

“Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to distinguish those who had booked the trip in advance and apologise deeply, especially to those who did not journey this time around,” he concluded.

Fjord1 has had to turn passengers away twice before, both last and earlier this year.



Published on Tuesday, 16th October, 2012 at 14:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

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