Cook Strait ferry back in service

Last updated 10:18 15/04/2014
Stena Alegra
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ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN: Freight trucks exit the Stena Alegra ferry.

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Damaged Cook Strait ferry Stena Alegra has returned to service.

The ferry suffered a gash in its hull after hitting the wharf at Wellington in high winds on Tuesday last week.

An Interislander spokeswoman confirmed repairs were completed and signed off by surveyors yesterday and the ship resumed sailing at 3.15am today.

It meant all three Interislander ferries were now running to schedule.

The Stena Alegra was brought to New Zealand as a temporary replacement for the Aratere, which lost a propeller in Cook Strait when a shaft broke on November 5 last year.

It is being repaired in Singapore, where unexpected cracks were found in its rudders, delaying its return to New Zealand.

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