Marine Atlantic returns to regular ferry schedule following disruption by bad weather

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Marine Atlantic ferries have returned to their regular sailing schedule following a severe weather event late last week.
"On Thursday, Dec. 10, high winds, heavy seas and severe weather forecasts resulted in the corporation's decision for its vessels to remain in port until winds subsided to a level of safe operation," said Wayne Follett, president and CEO of Marine Atlantic.
"While high winds resulting in vessel delays are not uncommon during the fall of the year, the duration of this most recent weather event was out of the ordinary.
"These weather events place stress on our customers and also place excessive demands on our employees. It is due to the dedication of these employees that we have now recovered from the impact of this extreme weather event."
On Sunday, Dec. 13, the vessels resumed service. The vessels operated on a load and go basis until Thursday to move the significant amount of commercial traffic that had presented itself at both the Port aux Basques and North Sydney terminals.
Since resuming service, the MV Caribou, MV Atlantic Vision and MV Leif Ericson transported 1,806 commercial and 1,241 passenger vehicles.

Organizations: Marine Atlantic

Geographic location: Port aux Basques, North Sydney

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