UPDATE: Another Pelee Island Ferry Delayed with Mechanical Issues
Another Pelee Island Ferry has run into mechanical issues this Canada Day Weekend.
The Pelee Islander II's water cooling system was clogged by fish flies Sunday but has been repaired and returned to service as of 3pm Monday, according to tweets from the Pelee Island Ferry Service.
The Jiimaan was forced to drop anchor off the shore of Leamington at around 10am Monday.
According to tweets from Pelee Island Ferry Service the, "Jiimaan has gone to anchor after departing with 10am sailing and will be at anchor for approximately 20-30 minutes to shift fuel within the vessel. We apologize for the delay and will have the vessel underway again as soon as possible."
As of 12:30pm passengers remained stranded on the ship in Lake Erie.
"The resolution is taking longer than expected. We are sending food supplies out to ship for passengers as well as additional engine room help. Pelee Islander [I] will continue operating between [Pelee] Island and Leamington until further notice," they tweeted.
As of 3pm, the Jiimaan is now docked in Kingsville and the Pelee Islander I and II are now handling trips to and from Pelee Island.
Calls to the Pelee Island Ferry Service have not been returned.