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At around 10pm last night (July 10) the Daintree Ferry experienced a breakdown.

The part that failed was the ferry’s drive wheel chain. The drive wheel chain is similar to a huge, robust bike chain that is the key component in making the ferry move.

The ferry operator Entrada was able to source the part this morning and the installation was completed this afternoon. Services resumed at approximately 1pm.

Entrada will be back this evening investigating what caused the drive wheel chain to fail.

Council apologises for the inconvenience. This is the first major disruption to services since January, when the ferry was impacted by post-Cyclone Jasper flooding.


Update 1 PM | 11 July 2024

The Daintree Ferry is now operational

Update 8:30 AM | 11 July 2024

The Daintree Ferry requires a replacement part. This part has been sourced and emergency works are taking place.

The next update will be when works are complete.

Late last night the Daintree Ferry experienced some technical issues. Emergency works are currently underway to have the ferry back to normal operations as soon as possible.

Updates will be provided through out the day on progress.

The next update is expected today, Thursday 11 July 2024 at 12 noon.

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