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Souhtport-Fort Fisher ferry suspends half of runs

The Southport-Fort Fisher ferry is temporarily running only half of its routes as one of its vessels goes in for service. The ferry boat, 'Southport', is currently being transported to the state shipyard for repairs. To alleviate ferry traffic in the meantime, a back up ferry is on its way Weather permitting, the replacement is expected to arrive in time for Monday morning commuters. Once it arrives, regular service will resume. The temporary schedule is: * From Southport, departure times are 5:30 a.m., 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30, 1 p.m., 2:30, 4 and 6:15. * Departing from Fort Fisher, the times are 6:15 a.m., 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 12:15 p.m., 1:45, 3:15, 4:45 and 7.

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Ferry service

Why didn`t they have the backup ferry on station before taking one out of service