Passengers on Wellington’s new electric ferry were rescued by a police boat after the ferry lost power.
ccording to the police spokesperson, the Ika Rere run out of battery in the harbour and all passengers on board were transferred to the police boat.
After the passengers were escorted back to Queen’s Wharf, the police boat went back out to help tug the ferry back to port.
In addition, harbourmaster Grant Nalder said the boat was on its way back to Queen’s Wharf from Days Bay when the power issue started, and “the skipper got it to a safe spot and put the anchor down.”
Everyone was safe on board.