Thursday, 16 August 2012

What was that ? ...

The engine has gone again ...

The Express Skiathos broke down here in Skiathos harbour yesterday, leaving passengers and vehicles blocking the dock. They had to wait there for other services while it limped off to Volos, where it now awaits further repairs.

Local word is the old girl is said to be operating on only one engine. So in deep trouble, having just had repairs after the six hour delay with engine problems at Volos on Sunday the 12th August.

The Express Skiathos has been dogged with engine trouble over the years, not helped by them running almost 18 hours a day at the moment - with no respite.

So what happens next - Transfer Express Pegasus up from AK ? - The old girl would not be able to make a clanking double run in 24 hours, it struggles with one at the moment.

Hellenic could always hire one of the Nel lines boats, say Panagia Parou to do the trip, that would be poetic justice ...

A lot of cars and people are booked on the Express Skiathos in the next few days, following the holiday yesterday. Then there is the small matter of the trucks that feed the islands - there may be trouble ahead ...

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