UPDATED:P.E.I. – N.S. ferry running again after several crossings cancelled

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The mechanical issues that cancelled several ferry crossings Friday have been fixed, Northumberland Ferries Limited said.

The Confederation

Electrical problems forced the temporary cancellation of the ferry service running between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia for most of the day Friday. 

The issue was fixed at approximately 5:30 p.m., allowing for the last scheduled round trip of the day.

Don Cormier, operations director for Northumberland Ferrries Limited, said Friday the Confederation ferry was experiencing electrical problems that effect its pitch control. 

He said technicians and ferry staff are onsite trying to pin point the exact cause of the problem, but so far no solutions have been found.   

He also added that the second ferry, the Holiday Island, was unable to fill in for the Confederation because it is currently undergoing engine refit and the project is not completed as of yet. 

The ferry service between the two provinces began May 1 and a new schedule that will involve both the Confederation and Holiday Island is expected to take effect in mid-June. The service runs until December 20 each year. 






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