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  • aubrey
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Quit a contrast to the attitude of the CEO some weeks ago who claimed all was in place and fixed for perpetuity .It is good to realize that saner voices prevailed.If you can 't run a service to suit all stakeholders dependent on that ferry service, you will perhaps only be serving the hug egos of the management board .That would be acceptable it it were a private venture until bankruptcy set in , but we are talking about a guaranteed public serve that assured Newfoundland in federal -provincial negotiations quality service at an acceptable cost . So let's regard this not as a victory for NFLD but as a setback for those who would undo past negotiations , namely the executive board. This attitude must always be with all Newfoundlanders and other stakeholders because there are still greater inflated executive egos to come that will require future pricking .

  • don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Apparently, Marine Atlantic is completely out of touch with reality. These changes may improve the situation somewhat. I recently spoke with a friend of mine who is traveling to Newfoundland on business this summer. Apparently, Marine Atlantic is using the SMALLWOOD on the run between North Sydney,NS and Argentia, NL. The SMALLWOOD has 32 cabins and my friend cannot get a cabin to sleep in during the 16 to 18 hour crossing. What is the problem with using the ATLANTIC VISION which has over 200 cabins on the Argentia run? Tourists don't want a bed to sleep in on board during a 4 or 5 hour daytime crossing to Port-aux-basques. What is going on here? I am beginning to think that the ATLANTIC VISION cannot be used on the open ocean!

  • aubrey
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Quit a contrast to the attitude of the CEO some weeks ago who claimed all was in place and fixed for perpetuity .It is good to realize that saner voices prevailed.If you can 't run a service to suit all stakeholders dependent on that ferry service, you will perhaps only be serving the hug egos of the management board .That would be acceptable it it were a private venture until bankruptcy set in , but we are talking about a guaranteed public serve that assured Newfoundland in federal -provincial negotiations quality service at an acceptable cost . So let's regard this not as a victory for NFLD but as a setback for those who would undo past negotiations , namely the executive board. This attitude must always be with all Newfoundlanders and other stakeholders because there are still greater inflated executive egos to come that will require future pricking .

  • don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Apparently, Marine Atlantic is completely out of touch with reality. These changes may improve the situation somewhat. I recently spoke with a friend of mine who is traveling to Newfoundland on business this summer. Apparently, Marine Atlantic is using the SMALLWOOD on the run between North Sydney,NS and Argentia, NL. The SMALLWOOD has 32 cabins and my friend cannot get a cabin to sleep in during the 16 to 18 hour crossing. What is the problem with using the ATLANTIC VISION which has over 200 cabins on the Argentia run? Tourists don't want a bed to sleep in on board during a 4 or 5 hour daytime crossing to Port-aux-basques. What is going on here? I am beginning to think that the ATLANTIC VISION cannot be used on the open ocean!