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Dartmouth Lower Ferry service back after repairs

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 09, 2013

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One of the Westcountry's most popular ferry services is firing on all cylinders again after undergoing repairs.

The Dartmouth Lower Ferry is back to two floats this week after a month of only one being operational owing to repair work.

The ferry float Tom Avis was taken out of service 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 have to undergo this yearly inspection as part of the statutory regime in running the ferry.

Ferry Manager Pat Webb said: “The Tom Avis float is now up and running again after passing its MCA refit. We’d like to thank passengers for their patience and understanding over the last month. These routine services are a legal requirement and are essential to the ongoing safety of the Lower Dartmouth Ferry.”

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