N.L. Ferry Passengers Should Vacate Vehicles, Says Independent Risk Assessment

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To stay in the car, or not to stay in the car, that’s the question on Newfoundland and Labrador. Since the ferry LEGIONNAIRE came into service last year, ferry passengers have been told they must vacate their vehicles during crossings. That prompted a ferry users group to advocate for passengers who need to stay in their vehicle for medical reasons, but an independent risk assessment sides with the existing rule, citing passenger safety.

Lloyd’s Register earlier concluded there were some hazards to passengers who remained in their vehicles, compared to passengers who vacated their vehicles while the ferries were in transit.


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Ferry Contract Tendered For Strait Of Belle Isle Run

The Newfoundland and Labrador government is looking for a ferry operator for the ferry service across the Strait of Belle Isle. The actual ship is the 1970-built APOLLO, operated by Labrador Marine, a company belonging to the Woodward Group.

Tenders are out and July 6 is the deadline for proposals. The Government wants a new, ice-reinforced, larger ferry by spring 2019.

Photo: Woodward Group