Alien (shipping company)
|Type||Public limited company|
|Founded||October 1, 1999|
|Headquarters||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Number of locations||22 river boats|
|Area served||Ladoga Lake, Neva river, Neva Bay|
|Production output||River cruises|
Alien is a Russian company that owns and maintains passenger services and moored vessels in and around St. Petersburg. The company operates 22 boats, including hydrofoils, and the three-masted frigate Kronverk, maintained as a restaurant.
This company has been operating since October 1999.
As a result of the 2008–2009 Russian financial crisis and changes in the economy during 2008 and 2009, the company has been compelled to look for new investment opportunities. Primarily, this involved establishing a hydrofoil service between Peter and Paul Fortress and Oreshek's fortress. Prior to this the route was serviced by slower vessels.
- "Alien company". Official cite (in ru). Alien company. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
- "Три теплохода «Элиен» арестованы за долги Сбербанку" [Three steam-ships of "Alien" are arrested for debts to the Savings Bank] (in Russian). fontanka.ru. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
"Alien company". Official site (in Russian). Alien company. Retrieved 2009-10-05.