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Patonga diversion until dredge solution

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The on-going situation with the silting up of the channel between Little Box Head and Ettalong has resulted in FantaSea Cruising deciding to divert it's Palm Beach Ferry to Patongfa until a dredging solution is put in place.

The frustrated operator has written to the State Government, reminding it of it's obligation to maintain the marked channel for the safe operation of vessels.

Central Coast Council has also been called on to do more.

The final straw came after news one of the company's skippers is under criminal investigation to regards to an incident on July 27, when the ferry came into contact with the sand bank on the first run of the day to WAGSTAFFE.

FantaSea Crusing has apologised to passengers, but says it's not prepared to expose it's skippers to potential prosecution.

There are no transfers to Patonga from Wagstaffe and Ettalong.

 

 

 

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