Ferry repairs encounter another setback
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Ferry repairs encounter another setback

Repairs on the 'Veteran', which services the Fogo Island-Change Islands-Farewell run, won't be completed until February 2018

11 January 2018 - 23:14 - Update: 12 January 2018 - 00:05

Repairs on the 'Veteran', which services the Fogo Island-Change Islands-Farewell run, won't be completed until February 2018. The ferry has been plagued by mechanical problems since it arrived in Newfoundland in 2015, and most recently experienced a breakdown of its port thruster last October. It's the second time since April 2016 that the same thruster has caused the vessel to be taken out of service and moved to St. John's for repairs. The province's Department of Transport and Works originally said repairs would done in January, but that has now been pushed back a month. The department said delays in the shipment of replacement parts from Rolls-Royce were to blame for the new timeline. The 'Legionnaire', which usually services Bell Island, will continue to do the Fogo Island-Change Islands-Farewell route until the 'Veteran' is repaired.

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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