The conventional ferry "Poeta López Anglada", from the shipping company Balearia, has been today the only maritime connection between the ports of Ceuta and Algeciras (Cádiz), when all the exits of the fast boats are canceled due to the strong weather of the east that affects to this area.
As reported to Efe port sources, all the services of the high-speed ships of the shipping companies Trasmediterránea with the "Millenium II", FRS with the ship "Ceuta Jet" and Balearia with the ship "Avemar Dos" have had to be canceled Because of the bad weather.
The vessel 'Poeta López Anglada', which joined the service on December 21 to replace the "Passió per Formentera", also of the company Balearia, was the only one that could sail despite the gusts of wind of more of 70 kilometers per hour.
The boat has taken about an hour and a half to link the two sides of the Strait and has needed the help of tugboats to access the port of Ceuta in the three trips it has been able to carry out.
Forecasts indicate that tonight will begin to ease the storm, which has forced to activate the yellow alert for strong gusts of wind and waves of more than two meters.
Meanwhile, the airline Hélity has scheduled an extraordinary helicopter service linking Ceuta with Algeciras for today at 3:00 p.m., which has been added to those already scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.