Ferry Boat Back In Service After Engine Failure

January 14, 2015

On Friday [Jan 9] the Warwick/Paget Ferry Corona, carrying five passengers, suffered an engine failure at around 10.15am and was assisted by a line boat to the Ferry Terminal where all passengers disembarked, however the Ministry said the vessel was returned to service at 12:00pm same day.

A photo sent in said to show the ferry being towed on Friday:

ferry broken down Jan 9 2015

A Ministry of Transport spokesperson said, “On Friday, January 9 2015, at approximately 10.15am the Warwick/Paget Ferry Corona suffered an engine failure. The vessel had just departed Belmont ferry stop and was proceeding to Darrell’s Wharf when the failure occurred.

“At that time the vessel had 5 passengers and a crew of 3. The vessel was assisted by the line boat Princeton to the Ferry Terminal where all passengers disembarked. No one was injured during the mishap and the vessel was returned to service 12:00pm same day.”

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  1. Micro says:

    So the vessel experienced an engine problem, repaired, and put back into service less than two hours later. Were those repairs permanent? Was further maintained scheduled? This is exactly why it broke down in the first place, there should never be an instance that a public service vehicle breaks down while in service barring extremely unforeseen and unexpected circumstances.

  2. Terry says:

    With five passengers they might as well use the line boat.
    Slow season.
    Either that or maintenance is crappy.

    Just a bad fuel filter………/water et al.