Since the previous Friday, the port of Los Cristianos has been grappling with a substantial undertow. By this Sunday, the undertow is at its peak. With safety in mind, Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea has taken measures, redirecting the ferry Volcán de Taburiente to offer a direct route from San Sebastián de La Gomera to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Additionally, the catamaran Volcán de Tirajana will operate on the El Hierro route.
In an official statement, the company has outlined changes in departure points for San Sebastian de La Gomera and Valverde de El Hierro. These will now depart from the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Sunday, with adjusted schedules to minimize the impact on passengers during the extended August weekend.
Naviera Armas “apologizes for any inconvenience”
The shipping company “expresses regret for any inconvenience that this situation, which is entirely beyond its control, may cause to its passengers and cargo partners.” It advises travelers planning to journey on Sunday and Monday to contact the company via telephone (902 456 500) and social media for the most up-to-date information.
Barring unforeseen weather conditions, it is anticipated that operations at the port of Los Cristianos will be able to resume from Monday, August 14. Consequently, the fast ferry Villa de Agaete is set to depart from the port of San Sebastián de La Gomera at 07:15. Moreover, the ferry Volcán de Taburiente will embark on the direct route to Santa Cruz de La Palma at 18:30 from the port of Los Cristianos.