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Ferry trouble ...

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Ferry trouble ...

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 vehicles and people are booked on the Express Skiathos in the next few days, following the holiday yesterday. There may be trouble ahead ...

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1. Re: Ferry trouble ...

Is that the ferry that goes to Glossa?

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2. Re: Ferry trouble ...

Yes its the car ferry, the others are flying Cats ...

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Is that the only ferry to Glossa?

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4. Re: Ferry trouble ...

The Flyingcat 5/6 also call in to Glossa, but the capacity of those is less, so at this time of year a bit of a problem and of course they don't carry vehicles.

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5. Re: Ferry trouble ...

No so fussed about the vehicle bit....in Skiathos next week and I was planning a trip to Skopelos via Glossa..........looks like its the Flyingcat then...

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6. Re: Ferry trouble ...

Which will be very busy ...

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Yeah....I've also found out that the Flying Cat only sails in the afternoon as opposed to the Express that sails in the morning.........bugger!

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8. Re: Ferry trouble ...

Express Pegasus heads to Skopelos town in the afternoon, don't board it if you are in a hurry anywhere ...

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I had it all planned.........sail from Skiathos @ 10:35....to Glossa, then on to Elios, Panormos and finally Skopelos town.......back to Skiathos in the evening...

Ah well..............just have to come back and do it another year.......

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10. Re: Ferry trouble ...

Wait for news later on the ferry ...