Chain ferry twice out of service
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The 'Floating Bridge 6' was out of service for the second time in the Cowes Week due to a mechanical fault on Aug 9, 2018,

10 August 2018 - 13:07

The 'Floating Bridge 6' was out of service for the second time in the Cowes Week due to a mechanical fault on Aug 9, 2018,. On Aug 8 the vessel ran aground, and vehicles had to reverse off. It was halted again on Aug 9following an issue with a prow hinge. The ferry, which links Cowes and East Cowes, was expected to resume for foot passengers at 6 p.m. on Aug 10, in time for Cowes Week fireworks night after officers have worked quickly to address the situation. Working alongside the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Cowes harbourmaster, everyone has made every effort to ensure the vessel is operational for firework night. Mainstay, who built the chain ferry, was contacted, and they will be investigating the problem with the aim of making a full repair as soon as possible. The chain ferry crosses the River Medina from East Cowes to Cowes. The Cowes Week sailing regatta, which began on Aug 4, closes on Aug 11.

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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