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August 1 morning update on Incident involving MV Blue Puttees

August 01, 2013

The investigation into what caused yesterday's incident involving the MV Blue Puttees is continuing this morning. At this preliminary stage Marine Atlantic is not aware of information suggesting mechanical issues with the vessel. The purpose of the investigation involving outside agencies such as the Transportation Safety Board is to determine the exact cause and those agencies are just getting underway.

Further inspections on the underwater section of the vessel to determine the amount of potential damage that may have been experienced will be done this morning.

All passengers with reservations from last night and today have been re-booked to revised crossing times on the MV Atlantic Vision , MV Highlanders and MV Leif Ericson and have been contacted. There will likely be further adjustments to sailing times in the coming days, passengers will be contacted in advance of their sailings with revised information.

Marine Atlantic thanks affected passengers for their patience. Further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available. 

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Media Contact:

Darrell Mercer, Corporate Communications

Telephone: (709) 772-0073 or (709) 727-2405

E-Mail: dmercer@marine-atlantic.ca