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Second Bruny ferry deal

Relieving the pressure of Bruny Island's traffic bottleneck at the ferry terminals advances further today.

Operator, SeaLink Travel Group, has announced another deal with local company Richardson Devine Marine to produce a second ferry.

The ship builder is already working on the first vessel which is due to be delivered in December.

SeaLink is examining whether this second $7.5 million ferry could be electric powered, which would become a first for the southern hemisphere.   

The ferry terminals were a scene of traffic pandemonium at Easter, where the current under capacity service led to long queues of cars carrying annoyed people