Operations of the Klaipėda seaport was interrupted by powerful winds in early hours of Saturday, with the storm causing damages to the population's properties in western Lithuania. As the wind subsided on Saturday morning, resumption of the traffic of ships is expected at around noon.
Storm in the Baltic Sea near Klaipėda
© DELFI (V.Spurytės nuotr.)

The Klaipeda port was closed at midnight, a sea ferry was not allowed to leave for Karlshamn, and a container ship was also instructed to stay in the port. Some five ships were awaiting entry into the port in the morning, with two towboats on duty near Independence, the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), since midnight, the LRT national radio said.

According to data provided by the port's service, the most severe storm was reported after midnight, with gusts of wind reaching more than 28 m/s.

In the morning, the winds subsided and was 20 m/s at about 9 a.m., waves were about 4-5 m tall in the sea. The sea captain's service told BNS that traffic of sea ferries should be resumed at around noon on Saturday.

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