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
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