Severe weather warnings cancel Interislander sailings

02 March 2012 4:04PM

Due to the severe weather warning issued by the Met Service we have made the decision to cancel scheduled Interislander sailings after the 6.25pm sailing from Wellington to Picton this evening.

“The safety of our passengers is our first priority and with both the Met Service and Civil Defence issuing warnings about the weather it is simply too risky to continue sailing” says Acting General Manager Interislander Ross Allen.

“We are extremely apologetic to our customers and hope they will understand our rationale for cancelling the sailings. We are now working to contact affected customers and to move them to alternative sailings outside the weather warning period.”

“If the weather allows, we hope to resume sailings on Sunday morning.”

ENDS

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