Service of MV Karmatang withdrawn; DSS issues advisory for commuters of Dunduspoint and Bambooflat

Port Blair, July 01: The vehicle ferry vessel MV Karmatang presently maintaining the scheduled services between  Chatham –  Dunduspoint and intermittent services between Chatham – Bambooflat, developed with a sudden technical snag on the afternoon of 01st July 2019 following which the services of vessel has been withdrawn immediately. Due to the above breakdown,  the vehicle ferry services  between Chatham and Dunduspoint has been suspended till the services of the vessel MV Karmatang is restored or alternate vehicle ferry vessels which are under repair are operationalised.

According to a release issued by DSS, the above withdrawal of MV Karmatang from services,  will also affect the vehicle services between Chatham and Bambooflat adversely, as only 02 vehicle ferry vessels would be available during the peak rush hour for services.

“The Directorate is making all efforts to operationalize the broke down vehicle  ferry vessels on utmost priority. In view of above,  the daily commuters  of Dunduspoint and Bambooflat are requested to plan their routine journey accordingly, so as to avoid last minute inconvenience . The inconvenience caused to passenger in this regard is regretted,” the release added.

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