July 14, 1997
(Works, Services and Transportation)
The following is being distributed at the request of Marine
Goose Bay service delayed by mechanical trouble
Marine Atlantic's MV Sir Robert Bond has been delayed at Goose
Bay by hydraulic problems with steering gear.
The difficulty was first encountered early Sunday when the
ship was in the outer part of Lake Melville, en route from
Lewisporte. She is now at anchor outside the narrows on the
approach to Goose Bay, while repairs are underway. The 109
passengers remain on board.
A service representative from the equipment manufacturer
boarded the ship at 8 p.m. yesterday, and it is expected that the
problem will be solved later today.
If so, the Bond should leave Goose Bay this evening,
approximately 24 hours late. It is anticipated that she would
then be back on the published schedule by the end of this week.
Contact: Ted Bartlett, Director Public Relations, (506)
851-3611 or (709) 722-5731.