Dartmouth Lower Ferry out of action
The Dartmouth ferry service will be down to a single float for one month while one ferry undergoes an 'MoT'.
The ferry float Tom Avis is being taken out of service from November 4 for about one month for its annual Maritime and Coastguard (MCA) refit in order to gain its passenger certificate - a maritime equivalent of a car's MoT.
It is one of two floats - the other is the Tom Casey - to undergo this yearly inspection as part of the statutory regime in running the ferry. It will mean that for about one month the ferry will be down to single float working.
The extra crew will be used to speed up the working of the remaining ferry.
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Ferry Manager Pat Webb said: "The MCA refit is just like a car’s MoT. We do the work here at our own repair facilities in Dartmouth and because we had a bigger refit than usual last year when the slipways were being refurbished repairs are likely to be minimal. Once complete we will then run two ferries until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience”.