KiwiRail is continuing to work through
the process for returning Aratere to service.
includes a range of inspections and audits, checks and tests
from Classification DNV and Maritime New Zealand, as well as
MNZ began its audit on Saturday. It
is not unexpected this was not completed in a single day and
is still underway. It has been eight months since the crew
last sailed her. KiwiRail is committed to ensuring the
vessel and its crew meet all requirements prior to
returning to operation.
The Aratere will resume
service once these are completed and the ship is confirmed
Currently, the Arahura and Kaitaki are
meeting all freight and passenger customer needs.
Monday 7 July and Tuesday July 8:
Audits, checks and inspections continue.
Regulatory staff lifeboat and drill trainings continue.
Preparation of crew and passenger areas
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