Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:55 AM

Asutralian Ferry gets Second Life in Solomons

One of Sydney's famous harbour ferries will soon be sailing from its home port to the Solomon Islands.

The ferry called, Lady Wakehurst will operate as an inter-island passenger ferry in the solomon Islands.

Its owner, Craig Short, told Radio Australia that he was inspired by a visit to Honiara.

"Looking at the conditions people there are required to travel on the ferries and I just got this idea. Having grown up in (Sydney beach suburb) Manly, I thought, 'What a shame, they need a ferry like I grew up with in Manly'."

"So that was sort of the light-bulb moment I guess and three years later we're about to take an ex-Manly ferry to Honiara to operate between the islands."

The introduction of the Ferry will surely improve the transportation difficulties between the Islands.