The Interislander ferry Aratere is out
· GM Interislander,
Thomas Davis, says new rudder stocks and rudders were
installed while the ferry was in the Keppel Shipyard dry
dock, and the ferry returned to the water on Friday 23 May.
· An inclining test was
completed during the weekend and further work will be done
to the ship while it is in the water - including final
alignment of the propeller shafts - before sea trails begin
in early June.
successful completion of the sea trials, the Aratere will
take on fuel and depart Singapore for the two- week return
journey to Wellington.
back in Wellington equipment used in Singapore will be
removed from the Aratere. Other equipment, eg retail
fittings, passenger furniture etc, currently in use on the
Stena Alegra will be reinstalled on the Aratere.
“We expect the Aratere to be back in service towards the
end of June,” Mr Davis said.
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