Fault on Stena Alegra still being investigated

17 January 2014 11:11AM

Technicians are assisting Interislander in solving an issue that arose this morning on Aratere’s interim replacement ship, Stena Alegra. The ship has berthed at Aotea Quay while the issue is investigated.

Around 5am this morning, the freight-only sailing suffered a partial loss of power on its departure from Wellington which has affected some of the control systems for one of the propellers. 

The fault resulted in the cancellation of this morning’s freight-only sailing from Wellington and the 9:05am passenger sailing from Picton. We expect to be able to provide an update on this ship’s status and this evening’s 5pm sailing from Wellington later this afternoon. 

ENDS 

Media Contact: Sophie Lee, Senior Communications Advisor, KiwiRail
(04) 498 3181 or (027) 435 9464 sophie.lee@kiwirail.co.nz