May 23, 2019

A hydraulic problem with one of PONT-AVEN’s two steering gear systems was reported during manoeuvres in the port of Roscoff, following her overnight crossing from Plymouth which departed on the evening of 16 May 2019.
As a consequence of reduced steering capacity, she had to be taken out of service. She sailed under her own steam to Brest where repairs to the affected steering system are taking place.
Before, on 29 April 2019, the modern ferry experienced an engine room fire occurred while it was sailing from Plymouth to Santander.