Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents that the Comerong Island Ferry is currently out of service after the cables were impacted by flood debris in the recent heavy rains.
It is anticipated that the Ferry, which received damage to the drive cables after being struck by debris and river navigation markers, will again be operating by Monday afternoon.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the Ferry was back in the river after being secured to the river bank throughout yesterday’s flood alert.
The Mayor said Council staff were currently working to clear the rubbish from the vessel while also determining the level of damage to the drive cables.
“It is unfortunate that the Comerong Island Ferry was damaged as a result of the high speed flood water experienced yesterday in the Shoalhaven River,” said Clr Gash.
“While Council staff are working in difficult conditions to determine the full extent of the damage it would seem likely that the Ferry will be out of action until Monday.”
“Staff will require a return to calm river conditions before being able to commence the repairs.”
“Council has been in constant contact with local residents and have ensured they are all safe and kept informed of progress with the repair of the Ferry.”
The Mayor said Council apologised for any inconvenience caused by the inability to operate the Ferry.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170