People travelling to and from Bell Island received some familiar news today — the MV Beaumont Hamel has been taken out of service for repairs.
According to a news release issued Friday by the Department of Transportation and Works, the ferry’s required repairs relate to oil pressure in the thruster of the vessel.
The MV Flanders will provide single-vessel service until an inspection and repairs are completed. No information was provided on how long those repairs may take.
The remaining vessel will operate on a “load-and-go basis” for the remainder of Friday afternoon. The final crossing from the Portugal Cove dock is scheduled for 9:25 p.m.
For schedule information, ferry users are being directed to call 709-895-6931.
The MV Beaumont Hamel has been out of service multiple times over the last few months. On July 24, repairs were required to deal with electrical issues on the ship. It was also out of service for over a month after it hit the dock in Portugal Cove following a loss of propulsion on May 30.