Photo of wrong ferry.
The boats have not yet been trialled and certified for 4.5 metre sea state
(formerly outer harbour ticket), only for inner harbour so far. That's why
it was taken out of service when sea state exceeded 2.5 metres. When the
boat receives its full certification it will be fully ready for service in
outer harbour work in all sea states.
The only thing they've done "wrong" is that they trialled it in live
passenger service, naively forgetting that most modern journalists follow
the Pilger school.
It's quite likely that these new ferries will be able to maintain service
in high sea states more than the old boats because it's not the crossing of
the heads that's the problem, it because the big boats bash the hell out of
Manly wharf in certain swell states. They have to stop running to save the
wharf from excessive wear and tear. The lighter Emeralds using a pontoon
would be less likely to do this.
Again, lets not let the facts get in the way of a good story.
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