Transportation and Works
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
May 30, 2008
Labrador Marine Service to Commence Next Week
The Labrador Marine Service launches next week as the MV Sir
Robert Bond, which travels to Cartwright and Happy
Valley-Goose Bay from Lewisporte, opens the 2008 season on Friday, June
"An efficient Labrador Marine Service is vital to the regional
economy and essential to the general public who travel in Labrador,"
said the Honourable Dianne Minister Whelan, Minister of Transportation
and Works. "This government prides itself on our record regarding
transportation initiatives in Labrador and we are looking forward to a
busy marine season."
In addition to the MV Sir Robert Bond, the MV Northern
Ranger service to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, including Black Tickle and
Rigolet, will start Monday, June 9. The schedule for additional northern
ports from Makkovik to Nain will be announced when ice conditions
Terminals at Lewisporte, Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay will
begin accepting freight for Lewisporte, Black Tickle, Cartwright,
Rigolet and Happy Valley-Goose Bay 8 a.m., Monday, June 2. The schedule
for freight destined for all other ports will be announced at a later
"I am delighted to see the Labrador Marine Service will open as
scheduled this year," said the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of
Labrador Affairs. "The service offers an invaluable resource for
residents, businesses and visitors who travel to and from Labrador
throughout the busy summer season. Once again, this government has
demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to the people of Labrador."
The weekly schedule can be found at:
The Provincial Government made significant investments in Labrador
marine infrastructure in Budget 2008, including $2.5 million for refits
to the MV Sir Robert Bond and the MV Northern Ranger that
will be undertaken when the season is completed in the fall.