Pont-Aven returning to normal service tomorrow after steering issue is fixed

Pont-Aven returning to normal service tomorrow after steering issue is fixed

The Pont-Aven has two steering gear systems and it was the one located in the starboard side where the hydraulics had failed. Pic: MARCEL MOCHET/AFP/Getty Images

Brittany Ferries’ Cork to Roscoff service is set to resume as normal this weekend after its ship, Pont-Aven, underwent repairs in France.

The company said the service will resume when it departs from Roscoff this evening, arriving into Ringaskiddy at 9.30am tomorrow.

Pont-Aven is to make its return voyage to Roscoff from Cork at 4pm tomorrow afternoon.

The vessel experienced hydraulic failure last month and had to be taken out of service for repairs.

While the work was meant to be completed swiftly, a delay in receiving the parts set progress back weeks.

As a result of the delay, Brittany Ferries had to cancel the service, which disrupted the plans of more than 6,500 customers.

The Pont-Aven has two steering gear systems and it was the one located in the starboard where the hydraulics had failed.

Now that the Pont-Aven is repaired and cleared to sail, it is set to resume normal service almost a month on from when the ship was taken out of service.

The Pont-Aven, named after a small town in Brittany, first entered service in March 2004.

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