Passengers caught in South Island after Bluebridge ferry suffers technical points


A Bluebridge sailing across Cook Strait was cancelled early on Sunday (File photo).


A Bluebridge crusing throughout Prepare dinner Strait was cancelled early on Sunday (File photograph).

Passengers had been caught in Picton in a single day after a Bluebridge ferry suffered a technical challenge.

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A spokeswoman for the Prepare dinner Strait ferry service would solely say that a crusing was cancelled in a single day attributable to a “technical challenge” which had since been resolved.

Whereas she wouldn’t say what crusing was cancelled, it’s understood to be the two.15am from Picton to Wellington on Sunday.

She would additionally not reveal what number of passengers had been affected nor what the technical challenge was.

All passengers had been “reaccommodated” inside 24 hours, she mentioned.

A crossing that often carried freight solely was now taking passengers to take care of the stranded passengers, she mentioned. That crusing was leaving Picton at 2.15am on Monday.

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