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Fogo Island/Change Islands ferry out of service for undetermined period


Travellers to and from Fogo Island and Change Islands are once again left high and dry as the MV Veteran is out of service for the remainder of today, Feb. 1.

The MV Veteran is out of service for an undetermined period.  Air Services are now organized for at minimum, February 2-3. An alternate ferry to replace the MV Veteran is being determined.

The Department of Transportation and Works is reporting an engineering mechanical issue.

The MV Veteran was last out of service on Jan. 19 due to a small fire onboard the vessel. This is in addition to a bow thruster issue that put it out of service in December.

The new $50 million vessel only went into service in December of last year.

Problems plagued the vessel on its maiden voyage to Newfoundland and Labrador waters, requiring a new engine to be installed before it could even reach its destination.

Check the department website at http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/index.stm for updates or through the Twitter feed @TW_GovNL

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