Ferry Beaumont Hamel approaching Bell Island dock. — Telegram file photo
The MV Beaumont Hamel was taken out of service on the Bell Island run this morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. after a problem was discovered with the bow thruster, according to the Department of Transportation and Works.
The mechanical problem is unrelated to recent repairs on the vessel.
The department states that a contractor has arrived onsite and replaced a bad circuit board in one of the bow thruster control systems and the vessel will return to its regular schedule at 11:20 a.m. today.