Illness delays Interislander ferry sailing

Last updated 11:17 24/07/2014

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An Interislander ferry sailing was delayed for two hours this morning, after the master of the Kaitaki called in sick.

Passengers set for an 8:30am departure from Wellington were unable to leave until 10:30am, when the master of the Arahura was able to take the helm, after its arrival from Picton.

The 10:30am freight-only sailing of the Arahura was cancelled, meaning hold-ups for commerical customers.

''We are in communication with both freight and passenger customers around this issue and are working to accommodate them with a minimum of disruption,'' an Interislander spokesman said.

Staff sickness also caused a series of delays for Interislander in May.

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