With only a week under their belt, the crew working to get the vessel back into the water have succeeded. Ministry crews worked very hard to repair the effected engine and were able to successfully test it to ensure safety for the public.

In a previous release, it was stated that while conducting a rehabilitation project, there were unforeseen issues that arose with the primary and backup engines. 

The engines themselves have reach their end of life making the repairs challenging and longer than expected.

A tender was issued in February for replacements motors that will be received in the fall and installed for the 2025-26 season.

Be sure to check the highway hotline here for updates to ferry operation around the province.