NORTH SYDNEY — The MV Highlanders sat anchored off Sydney Harbour this morning as its crew dealt with an unexpected power loss that stalled the Marine Atlantic vessel as it was making its way into North Sydney just before noon.
"I'd say anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour they were in Sydney Harbour," said company spokesperson Darrell Mercer.
"To bring the vessel back on line it takes a bit of time, but all the engines came back on line when they tried it."
Mercer said the engines were brought back to life after the ship's systems were "rebooted" and the MV Highlanders is now in port at North Sydney.
"It docked a short while ago. Technicians are currently on board and we'll have a clearer picture later today as to what the cause was and whether or not there will be any (schedule) impacts."
The latest incident involving a Marine Atlantic ferry follows the MV Blue Puttees being sent to dry dock in Halifax after it struck a wharf and ran around while departing Port-aux-Basques two weeks ago.