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WOOD ISLANDS, P.E.I. — The ferry service connecting P.E.I. to Nova Scotia is as soon as once more again on open waters.
The MV Confederation will resume full service between Wooden Islands and Caribou, N.S. beginning July 1, after being sidelined with a mechanical challenge between the principle boat engine and the propulsion system.
“Because of this, a new half needed to be manufactured with an preliminary projected supply time of three to 4 weeks,” mentioned Northumberland Ferries Restricted (NFL) senior vice-president Mark Wilson.
Nevertheless, efforts to hurry up manufacturing and supply succeeded in delivering the half in solely 15 days, he mentioned.
“The half arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia early this morning and has since been delivered to the ship, put in and examined, and the vessel is now cleared for protected return to service.”
NFL’s second vessel for the 2023 season, MV Saaremaa 1, is presently docked in Quebec and is predicted to start service in P.E.I. by July 15.
The MV Confederation shall be working on a four-trip schedule till MV Saaremaa 1 arrives.
“We perceive the significance of the 2 ships being in service throughout peak season and can do every thing potential to get MV Saaremaa 1 into service as we are able to safely accomplish,” mentioned Wilson. “The arrival of MV Saaremaa 1 will allow us to function at conventional peak season service ranges.”
A full schedule of journeys between Wooden Islands and Caribou, N.S. will be discovered online.