Flood in ferry's engine room
A knee-deep flood in Aratere's engine room is among a raft of problems affecting the Cook Strait ferry after its unscheduled second dry docking in Singapore.
KiwiRail confirmed the flooding yesterday, saying it resulted from an overflow in a ballast tank. Maritime sources said electrical wiring had to be replaced as a result.
However, KiwiRail said no damage was done to the ship's machinery.
"As previously stated, no electronic problems have been identified."
Yesterday Aratere was anchored off Singapore while repair work continued.
The Dominion Post