Ice hampering Bell Island ferry service

Published on March 11, 2014

The Department of Transportation and Works is advising that due to deteriorating ice conditions on the Bell Island tickle, the MV Beaumont Hamel is currently operating as conditions permit.

The second ferry, the MV Norcon Galatea, is tied up at Portugal Cove because of the ice conditions.

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If ice conditions become worse, the department says ice breaker assistance will be required from the Canadian Coast Guard.

The Department of Transportation and Works says it apologizes for any inconvenience to ferry users and appreciates their patience and co-operation during these adverse weather conditions.  

For updates and more information, please call Bell Island/Portugal Cove information line at 709-895-6931.