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Delay in Vestmannaeyjar Island ferry schedule due to malfunction

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  • All at sea The ferry Baldur currently sails between the Vestmannaeyjar Islands and mainland Iceland. Photo/Vísir.

An overheating engine temporarily stopped the Vestmannaeyjar Islands ferry Baldur when it was on its way to Landeyjahöfn harbour today, causing some delays to its schedule. The malfunction was due to a mistake in a recent repair made on the ferry.

The malfunction delayed the trip from Vestmannaeyjar Islands scheduled at 13:45 and the 14:15 trip from Landeyjahöfn. A spokesman for the ferry company told local news site Mbl.is that he expected the ferry to make up the lost time in two round trips.

The malfunction occurred at 13:18 when the ferry was sailing north of Elliðaey Island. A tow boat was sent from Vestmannaeyjar Islands but was not needed after a successful repair at sea.

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