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Ferry suffered techincal trouble
On March 18, 2019, at 1.15 p.m. operator Torghatten Nord AS informed about cancellations on the Sandvikvåg-Halhjem route with the "Bastø III" until further notice due to technical problems. Five departures from Sandvikvåg and five from Halhjem, starting with the sailing at 1.30 p.m. from Halhjem and at 2.20 p.m. from Sandvikvåg were announced while work was on to resolve the technical fault. After repairs the ship returned to service with a first sailing at 3.10 p.m. from Halhjem.
Sailings deleted due to technical trouble
Several departures of the "Bastø III" between Halhjem and Sandvikvåg on the E39 had to be cancelled since Jan 21, 2019, at 4 p.m. due to technical problems of the ferry, which lasted into the night so that the operator at 6 p.m. announced that sailings including the departure from Halhjem at 8.35 p.m. and 10.15 p.m. as well as the ones from 2Sandvikvåg at 9:25 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. were deleted.
Ferry suffered cracked valve
The "Bastø III", one of the ferries Torghatten Nord has operating on the Halhjem - Sandvikvåg route, suffered technical problems in the morning of Jan 3, 2018. On Jan 1, Torghatten Nord took over the operation of the connection. All five ferries the company ordered for this purpose were delayed. Torghatten Nord started the year with four chartered ferries, two from Bastø Fosen and two from Fjord 1 instead, one of them being the "Bastø III". On the whole 10 crossings were cancelled after it was discovered that the "Bastø III" had a cracked valve on one engine. A needed spare part must be flown in from Amsterdam on the first flight to Bergen.News schreiben