Ferry crossings resume

23:48, May 10 2013

Interislander ferries have started crossing Cook Strait again, after strong winds forced cancellations for part of yesterday and early today.

The company said the first service to leave Wellington today got under way just before 11am, having been delayed from its scheduled departure time of 8.15am.

The first service out of Picton left at 10.43am, close to its scheduled departure time.

Yesterday, the ferry Kaitaki was unable to berth at Picton after a big gust of wind slammed it into automatic berthing pads around 11.30am, causing minor damage to the dock.

The 260 passengers, many headed for a half marathon in Blenheim today, were forced to stay on board the Kaitaki as it returned to Wellington.

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