SIMFEROPOL, August 22. /ITAR-TASS/. The ferry service to Crimea has improved; a line of cars queuing up to be taken on board has narrowed to 250, CrimeaInform news agency said Friday, quoting a source from Crimea' s transport ministry.
Crimea's Acting transport minister Anatoly Tsurkin said that a new larger ferry, which will transport cars from the port of "Crimea" to the port of "Caucasus," had already arrived in Kerch and was undergoing customs checks. The ferry can take aboard approximately 160 cars at a time, he said.
By 3pm Thursday, a total of 620 cars had been queuing up, pending transportation to Crimea. They were taken on board approximately after seven hours in the queue, said a source from a joint transport administration.