14 Apr 2015

Interislander ferry cancelled due to swells

6:08 pm on 14 April 2015

A return Interislander sailing has been cancelled because of swells of up to five metres expected to batter Cook Strait tomorrow morning.

The Aratere in Wellington in 2011 after it was lengthened.

Photo: RNZ

KiwiRail said it cancelled the Aratere's 6.45am sailing from Wellington and 10.45am return sailing from Picton.

A spokesperson said another ferry would make an extra return sailing tomorrow carrying freight and rail cargo.

She said the cancellation was not in any way due to the Aratere's condition or ability.

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