The ferry Armand-Imbeau II is still in regulatory drydock. (File photo)
The schedule for the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine crossing will once again be modified starting Saturday.
The Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) explains in a press release that this situation is due to a lack of qualified personnel to operate the crossing.
Thus, a ship will do the round trip 24 hours a day, but the second ship will operate only eight hours a day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to midnight, the only ferry will depart every 40 minutes. Between midnight and 6 a.m., there will be only one departure per hour from each bank. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with two ships in operation, departures will be every 20 minutes.
The STQ hopes for a return to normal by mid-June.
From April 28 to May 17, only the Jos-Deschênes II made the crossing between the two banks of the Saguenay River. The Alexandrina-Chalifoux then came to lend a hand. She will be in service until the return of the Armand-Imbeau II in mid-June.
This ship, however, has a capacity of 75 vehicles, compared to 110 for the 'Armand-Imbeau II or the Jos-Deschênes II.