17 December 2014
Interislander ferry Aratere has encountered what is believed to be an electrical fault on her arrival into Wellington this afternoon. The vessel was still fully operational, and berthed safely, and passengers disembarked. However, her scheduled 1445 departure was cancelled to allow time to identify and repair the fault. Affected passengers have been transferred onto alternative sailings.
The Interislander team is working to identify and rectify the fault as quickly as possible.