A ferry that was stopped on a crossing between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia on Sunday is ready to resume service, according to the ferry operator.
Northumberland Ferries Ltd. issued a statement on Monday saying that an inspection of the MV Confederation carried out by a team of divers on Sunday evening confirmed that there was no damage to the vessel.
They say the ship underwent a series of “detailed inspections and tests” throughout the night until Monday morning, and that the sea trials which began around 11 a.m. were “successful”.
“The vessel has met all regulatory requirements to resume full service,” Northumberland Ferries wrote in a press release.
The ferry operator released a statement on Sunday afternoon saying the boat encountered a “steering problem” while heading to Wood Islands, PEI. the two anchors.
Due to tidal conditions, the boat’s location in the channel and “anchor retrieval issues”, the ferry was unable to return to dock for several hours.
The vessel returned to Caribou around 4:30 p.m., about eight hours after leaving.
In a Monday press release, the National Transportation Safety Board said it had deployed a team of investigators to gather information and “evaluate the event.”
Northumberland Ferries says the MV Confederation was due to resume service from Caribou, Nova Scotia at 3:15 p.m.
With files from The Canadian Press.