The new 60m SeaSA Ferry “Sea Star”, designed and built by Sea Transport Corporation, has successfully completed all mandatory sea trails in China and will shortly commence the delivery voyage to South Australia.
The ferry service has not been operational since 1 September 2014, due to the construction of a transshipment facility and extensive harbor development undertaken at Lucky Bay. Construction factors for both the ferry and the harbor meant the re-introduction of the service has not been possible.
“Our priority has been to finish everything with precision to ensure safety and compliance with Department of Transport Marine requirements. “Travel time onboard the vessel is approximately two hours from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay; and we aim to have passengers and vehicles on and off in 15 minutes. The service is an alternative route from either Peninsula, to give drivers a break from behind the wheel, which is paramount for safety on our roads.” “The vessel design has changed and will carry 65 passenger vehicles and up to 100 passengers, which includes passenger seating on both upper and deck level, making it more accessible for elderly guests, parents with children in prams, as well as comfortable disability access.” she said. Bookings for the ferry service will commence very soon via www.seasa.com.au or by phoning the reservations office on 08-8823- 0777.