At approximately 5:00pm NL time, the MV
successfully returned to dock in Port aux Basques.
An investigation into today's incident and follow-up inspections to determine whether there is any damage to the vessel are ongoing.
There will be impacts to Marine Atlantic's sailing schedule due to this incident and customers will be contacted directly with any revised sailing times. Updates will also be provided on Marine Atlantic's website, www.marineatlantic.ca.
Marine Atlantic thanks affected passengers, especially those onboard the MV
today, for their patience. Marine Atlantic would also like to recognize the crew of the MV
, the Terminal staff in North Sydney and Port aux Basques, the other staff involved in managing the incident, and the Town of Port aux Basques for their efforts to help address today's situation.
A further update will be provided as additional information becomes available.
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Darrell Mercer, Communications
Telephone: 709.772.0073 or 709.727-2405