After 4 days of suspension due to bad weather, the Salvador – Mar Grande crossing was resumed this Saturday morning (3). The first vessel in the system left the Vera Cruz Terminal, on Itaparica Island, at around 8 am. From Salvador, the first time was at 9 am, at the Bahia Nautical Terminal. The system had been suspended since Tuesday morning (30) with no expected resumption.
Six vessels are currently available, departing every half hour from the terminals. The authorization for the crossing was made through a communication from the Captaincy of the Ports of Bahia to the Association of Maritime Transporters of Bahia (Astramab).
According to the institution that operates the system, the last scheduled departure time from Salvador will be at 7:30 pm. In the opposite direction, the last departure is scheduled for 18:00.
It is also worth noting that the Port Authority also authorized the resumption of direct trips to Morro de São Paulo. In addition, the operations of tourism schooners that make the tour of the islands of the Todos-os-Santos Bay, which started to leave at 8 am from the Nautical Terminal, are allowed. The schooners complete the route with stops at Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica, returning to Salvador at 5:30 pm.
Salvador – Morro de Sao Paulo crossing – The catamarans will leave the capital for Morro at 10:30, 13:00 and 14:30. In the opposite direction, departures take place at the Morro de São Paulo Terminal at 11:30 am, 2 pm and 3 pm. The first trips, on both stretches, took place at 9 am.
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