Disruption to Interislander’s Stena Alegra ferry

09 May 2014 8:08AM

While the Stena Alegra ferry was underway yesterday the crew noticed a mechanical issue with the ship.

When the ferry returned to port in Wellington divers discovered part of one of the ship’s four propeller blades on one propeller was missing. The ship has two propellers.

It is not certain how serious this issue is but investigations are continuing.

NOTE: At no time were passengers and crew at any risk.

GM Interislander, Thomas Davis, says safety is a priority for Interislander and until the reason for this issue have been thoroughly investigated, the following Stena Alegra sailings have been cancelled:

  • Thursday 8 May: the 1700 passenger and freight sailing and the return 2215 freight-only sailing.
  • Friday 9 May:  the 0330 freight-only sailing and the 0905 passenger and freight sailing.

All passengers affected have been directly contacted and offered sailings on the alternative ferries.

Passengers are advised to continue to check the Interislander website timetable page on https://www.interislander.co.nz/Timetable.aspx for further updates. We apologise to our customers for this disruption.