Live: Interislander ferry to be refloated after night spent grounded north of Picton

The Interislander ferry Aratere is grounded in a bay near Picton and will likely remain there till Sunday.

The ferry had been on a freight-only sailing when it suffered a steering failure and crashed about 9.45pm on Friday. No one was injured and there was no environmental damage, KiwiRail said.

The plan to refloat the vessel has been pushed out but authorities are working out a way to get the crew and passengers off the ferry.

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According to the news on Radio New Zealand

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