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Transportation and Works
June 11, 2010

Public Advisory: Labrador Marine Service Update

The Department of Transportation and Works advises that its marine terminals in Lewisporte, Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay will begin accepting freight for the communities of Black Tickle, Rigolet, Cartwright, Lewisporte, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Tuesday, June 15. Freight will be accepted for remaining North Coast communities as ice conditions permit.

The MV Sir Robert Bond will depart Lewisporte to begin scheduled service between Lewisporte, Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay on June 18 pending ice conditions.

The MV Astron service will commence once ice conditions improve along Labrador’s North Coast.

Due to delays associated with the completion of refit work and current ice conditions, the MV Northern Ranger will depart Lewisporte on or about June 18 operating on a revised schedule providing service to the communities of Black Tickle, Cartwright, Rigolet and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, on a twice-weekly cycle. As part of this revised schedule, the vessel will also provide temporary service to the communities of Williams Harbor and Norman Bay, from Port Hope Simpson and Charlottetown respectively, until ice conditions improve along Labrador’s North Coast. The schedule will be published in the coming days and will be available on the Department of Transportation and Works’ website. Service will begin to other North Coast communities as ice conditions improve.

Further updates will be provided as details become available.

Provincial ferry schedule and rate information is available at: www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/schedules/index.html 

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Media contact:
Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
rogerscaplen@gov.nl.ca

2010 06 11                                                      5:00 p.m.


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