CARIGARA, Leyte- Ferry services plying the Carigara in Leyte to Bulan town in Sorsogon was temporarily halted.
Carigara Mayor Eduardo Ong said the two ferries, which operated the new route last June, are undergoing repair after its propellers snagged a fishing net compelling it to be restored in dry dock.
Ong said that the repair is taking longer than expected as ships for repair are put on respective schedules.
“Unfortunately they are not the only ship that needs repair. They have to wait for their own together with the rest,” Ong said.
However, trips from Carigara to Bulan will resume once the ships are fit to travel again, the town mayor added.
Meanwhile, it was learned that there is a pending application for the vessel to increase its vehicle and passenger capacity so it can accommodate more passengers when it resumes operations.
The Leyte-Sorsogon Transport service started operation shortly after the May 9 elections.
Ferry service was opened in this town to provide an alternative route to Bicol and to Luzon in the north, from the long and winding travel going to the Allen port in Northern Samar. (AHLETTE C.REYES)