Transportation and Works
February 03, 2017

Public Advisory: Update Provided on MV Legionnaire and Farewell-Fogo Island-Change Islands Service

Sea trials and crew training for the MV Legionnaire are nearing completion and the vessel will depart St. John’s harbour on Sunday, February 5, to replace the MV Veteran on the Farewell-Fogo Island-Change Islands run. The Legionnaire will enter service on Tuesday, February 7.

The Veteran is scheduled to undergo a two-week planned maintenance and upon its return, the Legionnaire will be docked in Lewisporte until it enters service on the Bell Island run.

Work continues on upgrades to the wharves at Portugal Cove and Bell Island which are necessary to accommodate the Legionnaire. An update will be provided when timelines for completion of the project and the vessel’s entry into service for Bell Island are determined.

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Media contact:

Brian Scott
Media Relations Manager
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 725-9201

2017 02 03                              1:45 p.m.