El Alboran Ferry that operates from El Hierro is being replaced by the Volcan de Tirajana Ferry for the next three months.
This means that the El Hierro ferry can undergo regular maintenance, and the shipping company has introduced another ship to carry out this service for a temporary period, but some users have complained about inconvenience involved in this change.
However, the shipping company explained this week that the maintenance work for El Alboran ferry is important.
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