Engine troubles stalling the Rvierhurst Ferry from launching this year have been fixed, allowing the vessel to begin work transporting passengers and vehicles.

Last week the Ministry of Highway said the boat's main and backup engines failed recently jeopardizing its expected return to service by the end of June.

"Our crews worked very hard to repair the engine and test it to ensure passenger safety," a spokesperson for the Ministry of Highways said this morning in an email.

According to the province, both the engines are from the early-1980s, and they've ordered new ones that won't arrive until the fall of 2024.