Update 9

Bass Island Line (BIL) has responded to requests from the cattle industry on King Island by converting tomorrow’s general cargo sailing to a livestock sailing.

At the same time BIL continues to make every effort to bring a second vessel into service to move fertiliser and other general cargo to King Island.

The forward schedule for sailings will depend on when this second vessel comes into operation.

BIL continues to strongly encourage all islanders to book their orders as early as possible by calling 1300 038 228.

With the “Investigator II” having arrived in Grassy this morning following speedy and successful repairs, BIL has now delivered 445 containers to King Island, including 166 fertiliser containers.

BIL currently has forward bookings for 26 containers, including 23 fertiliser.

Update 9 PDF available here