Transportation and Works
July 14, 2017

Public Advisory: Update Provided on Fogo Island and Bell Island Ferry Services

The MV Veteran will return to service Monday, July 17, at Farewell-Fogo Island-Change Islands. The Veteran will join the MV Galatea. Travellers are advised that the vessels will follow the Temporary Two Vessel Summer Schedule.

Upon the arrival of the Veteran at Farewell, the MV Legionnaire will depart for St. John’s to undergo ramp repairs. It is estimated the repairs will take 10 to 14 days to complete. Further updates will be provided on the vessel’s entry to service at Bell Island-Portugal Cove as the repair work progresses and a completion date can be more firmly identified. 

Upgrades to the wharves at Portugal Cove and Bell Island are concluding. New signage, line painting and other improvements to the terminal area are ongoing in preparation for the arrival of the Legionnaire to the Bell Island-Portugal Cove service.

Residents of Bell Island and all travellers are advised that given the size and nature of the Legionnaire, loading and unloading times will increase and to expect an adjustment period as everyone adapts to the new vessel.

The new operating schedule for the Legionnaire and the Flanders, as recommended by the ferry committee and accepted by the Department of Transportation and Works and which will come into effect once the Legionnaire is in service, is below. Prior to the Legionnaire’s entry to service the schedule will be posted to the department’s website at

Bell Island - Portugal Cove Ferry Service - Two Vessel Schedule

Monday to Friday
Depart Bell IslandDepart Portugal Cove
5:30 AM������ Legionnaire6:05 AM��� Legionnaire
6:50 AM������ Legionnaire7:30 AM��� Legionnaire
7:50 AM������ Flanders8:30 AM*� Flanders
8:15 AM������ Legionnaire9:00 AM��� Legionnaire
9:10 AM������ Flanders9:50 AM��� Flanders
9:45 AM������ Legionnaire10:30 AM� Legionnaire
10:30 AM *� Flanders11:10 AM�� Flanders
11:50 AM���� Flanders12:30 PM�� Flanders
12:30 PM���� Legionnaire1:15 PM���� Legionnaire
2:00 PM������ Legionnaire2:45 PM���� Legionnaire
2:45 PM������ Flanders
3:30 PM������ Legionnaire4:20 PM����� Legionnaire
5:00 PM������ Legionnaire5:00 PM����� Flanders
5:45 PM������ Flanders5:45 PM����� Legionnaire
6:30 PM����� Legionnaire6:30 PM����� Flanders
7:15 PM����� Flanders7:55 PM����� Legionnaire
8:15 PM����� Flanders
8:45 PM������ Flanders9:20 PM����� Flanders
10:00 PM���� Flanders10:40 PM��� Flanders

* Dangerous Goods run each Tuesday � Maximum 25 Passengers

Depart Bell IslandDepart Portugal Cove
6:50 AM������ Legionnaire7:35 AM��� Legionnaire
8:20 AM������ Legionnaire9:05 AM��� Legionnaire
9:50 AM������ Legionnaire10:35 AM� Legionnaire
11:20 AM���� Legionnaire12:05 PM�� Legionnaire
12:05 PM���� Flanders12:50 PM�� Flanders
1:35 PM������ Flanders2:20 PM���� Flanders
2:20 PM������ Legionnaire3:00 PM���� Legionnaire
3:05 PM����� �Flanders3:50 PM���� Flanders
3:50 PM������ Legionnaire4:35 PM����� Legionnaire
4:35 PM������ Flanders5:20 PM����� Flanders
5:20 PM����� Legionnaire6:05 PM����� Legionnaire
6:50 PM����� Legionnaire7:35 PM����� Legionnaire
8:10 PM����� Flanders8:50 PM����� Flanders
9:25 PM������ Flanders10:00 PM��� Flanders
10:40 PM���� Flanders11:25 PM��� Flanders
Depart Bell IslandDepart Portugal Cove
6:50 AM������ Flanders7:35 AM� ��Flanders
8:20 AM������ Flanders9:05 AM��� Flanders
9:50 AM������ Flanders10:35 AM� Flanders
11:20 AM���� Flanders12:05 PM�� Flanders
12:05 PM���� Legionnaire12:50 PM�� Legionnaire
1:35 PM������ Legionnaire2:20 PM���� Legionnaire
3:05 PM������ Legionnaire4:00 PM���� Legionnaire
4:00 PM������ Flanders4:45 PM���� Flanders
4:45 PM������ Legionnaire5:30 PM����� Legionnaire
5:25 PM������ Flanders6:05 PM����� Flanders
6:10 PM����� Legionnaire
6:50 PM����� Flanders7:35 PM����� Flanders
8:00 PM����� Legionnaire
8:10 PM������ Flanders8:50 PM����� Flanders
10:00 PM���� Flanders10:40 PM��� Flanders

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Media contact
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 725-9201


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