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IMPORTANT SEA SA Ferry update


(Current as of 29 April 2019)

 

The Aurora V ferry, which previously serviced the Wallaroo to Lucky Bay route between 2012 and 2015, has been secured on a 10-year rolling lease arrangement and will be returned to the Spencer Gulf.

The vessel is registered under the Australian flag with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which provides legal and international recognition of the ship’s nationality, however, she is currently anchored in Venezuela.

Due to political instability in that nation, the company has been unable to secure a port declaration from Venezuelan authorities which is required under international shipping protocols for any vessel to sail.

The company is eager to ensure the ferry service is financially viable and offers a valuable service for customers on both sides of the Gulf.

SeaSA is a private company and does not receive any government funding to operate the ferry.

While at this stage, the company is unable to provide any specific detail on the timing of the ferry’s return. The company will provide updates to the community when possible.

 


MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 10th August 2017 (Updated 07 February 2019)

South Australian ferry company Sea SA Pty Ltd, has announced the temporary suspension of its Spencer Gulf Ferry service, due to construction of the export/import shore side facilities at the Lucky Bay terminal. 

Site safety is of the upmost importance during this construction phase of the export/import shore facilities and with the machinery required for the works, we have therefore been advised that it would be unsafe to have the public onsite.

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Above: Projected Lucky Bay grain terminal site


During this closure, deepening of the Lucky Bay approach channel will also commence and this is expected to take approximately four months to complete.

Our reservations offices at both Wallaroo and Lucky Bay will remain staffed and open from now until recommencement of the service.

Sea SA’s management take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers, tourism operators and supporters. We also thank our dedicated vessel crew as well as office staff both at Wallaroo and Lucky Bay, and with their help and we look forward to resuming the service as soon as possible.