Transportation and Works
June 24, 2010
Public Advisory: Labrador Marine Service Update
The Department of Transportation and Works advises that the start of
the Labrador shipping season is further delayed.
The MV Sir Robert Bond was most recently scheduled to begin
service between Lewisporte, Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay
tomorrow (Friday, June 25). Crews are currently working to correct a
problem with the vessels control system that arose last Thursday.
Repairs are being carried out as quickly as possible. In addition to
mechanical problems, current ice
conditions are preventing the start
The start of the MV Northern Ranger service is also delayed.
An electrical problem discovered during sea trials has delayed the
completion of the vesselís refit. A necessary part is expected to arrive
from Halifax today. Once the repair has been completed, the vessel will
depart St. Johnís for Lewisporte and, pending ice conditions, it will
pick up freight destined for accessible Labrador communities before
The start of the MV Astron service is also delayed due to ice
conditions along the North Coast of Labrador.
Transportation and Works officials continue to monitor ice conditions
and service will commence along the Labrador Coast as soon as necessary
vessel repairs have been completed and ice conditions permit.
Further updates will be provided as details become available.
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2010 06 24 2:25 p.m.