The Diamond hovercraft, after a complete overhaul of its engine, will hit the sea again tomorrow, now that helicopter services have been grounded following the air crash at the Freetown International Airport about a week ago.
This was disclosed yesterday during the official opening ceremony of the First International Bank (FIB) by the proprietor Chief Tony.
Chatting with journalists he disclosed that the hovercraft had been completely overhauled and assured that, “nothing will distract us from operating in the near future, now that the helicopter services are suspended.”
According to Chief Tony, his company had flown in top engineers to supervise the regular maintenance of the craft for effective sea shuttling between Aberdeen in Freetown and Lungi in the north.
He also revealed that they had undertaken maintenance on the road network from the jetty at Mahera to the airport.