Stena Alegra cleared for service

17 January 2014 4:04PM

Aratere’s interim replacement ship, Stena Alegra, has been cleared to resume service following an issue that arose this morning on the ship.

Around 5am this morning, the freight-only sailing suffered a partial loss of power on its departure from Wellington which affected some of the control systems for one of the propellers. The source of the fault has been identified and repaired and the ship will resume service at 5pm this evening for its scheduled passenger sailing from Wellington. 

The fault resulted in the cancellation of this morning’s freight-only sailing from Wellington and the 9:05am passenger sailing from Picton.

“We apologise to our customers for the disruption this fault caused and thank them for their patience,” Interislander General Manager, Thomas Davis, says. 

ENDS 

Media Contact: Sophie Lee, Senior Communications Advisor, KiwiRail

(04) 498 3181 or (027) 435 9464 sophie.lee@kiwirail.co.nz