Council opts out of ferry pontoon

August 30, 2023 10:41 am in by

Devonport’s Trans Mersey ferry’s revival won’t involve local government responsibility.

The Devonport City Council has voted against ownership of the Eastern pontoon offered free by the ferry’s former operator. Kinetic.

New vessel owner, Southern-based Kedge Marine is planning to fit the ferry with new hydrogen-powered engine technology if it mounts a service.

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Devonport Mayor Alison Jarman says it was a difficult decision, byt the council can’t justify the cost of the pontoon refurbishment.


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