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Docking manoever in Ebeltoft aborted
In the morning of Aug 17, 2019, the captain of the 'Express 2' aboarted its attempt to dock at the port in Ebeltoft after a mooring rope broke due to heavy wind gusts. Instead, the ship with nearly 650 passengers and about 250 cars on board, proceeded to Aarhus. In Ebeltoft, customers who had a ticket to sail to Seelands Odde, were encouraged to drive to the port of Aarhus instead.
Damage still being assessed
MAN Diesel was still analyzing the cause of the engine failure that put the "Express 2" out of operation on Feb 16. It was still uncertain when the engine would be repaired and therefore it was not clear when the "Express 2" can be reintroduced at Aarhus Odden. "MAN's technicians were still assessing the damage to the engine, so they could not really say anything about how extensive repairs and the time horizon would be.
Next engine damage
On Feb 17 the "Express 2" was struck by another engine damage just a week after the ferry had to be taken out of service due to a fire in one of the engine rooms. The recent damage was caused by a failed cylinder unit which has been sent to Force’s og Man Diesels where experts will carry out metallurgical investigations. the operator was working closely with the manufacturer to repair the damage as quickly as possible. the "Express 3" replaced the "Express 2" during the repair. The ferry finally left the port of Aarhus again on May 22 at 9.20 a.m. and resumed the service to Odden.News schreiben