LABRADOR MARINE STATEMENT - DOCKING AT BLANC SABLON; BELLA DESGAGNES IS IN PORT
Labrador Marine Inc., which operates the Qajaq W on the Strait of Belle Isle service, learned yesterday that a crewmember on the Quebec North Shore vessel Bella Desgagnes had tested positive for COVID-19. Both vessels share docking facilities at Blanc Sablon. The Bella Desgagnes makes one weekly stop at Blanc Sablon, on Fridays.
LMI made an early crossing to Blanc Sablon on Friday, October 2 and had departed on the return trip to St. Barbe before the Bella Desgagnes arrived in port. LMI has learned that the Bella Desgagnes will not allow crew to depart the vessel while at Blanc Sablon and will not permit anyone to board.
This will not impact LMI operations. However, out of an abundance of caution, LMI will not dock the Qajaq W at Blanc Sablon until the Bella Desgagnes has departed.
LMI is following all public health advice in relation to COVID-19. The company appreciates the efforts that commercial and private passengers have made to keep the service operating in a safe manner. Please consult LMI’s website for the latest travel and public health information.
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LABRADOR MARINE ANNOUNCES GUARANTEED FREIGHT DELIVERY DATE FOR COASTAL SERVICE
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) –
Labrador Marine Inc. today announced the deadline for guaranteed freight delivery on its Labrador Coastal service. All commercial and residential freight must be received by 5 PM Friday, November 13 to be assured of guaranteed delivery this season. The deadline has been extended an additional five days from 2019. This provides added flexibility to shippers.
The November 13 deadline applies to all freight at all ports.
COVID-19 restrictions remain in place at all Labrador Marine facilities, including at the freight terminal in Goose Bay. “We have had exceptional cooperation from everyone using the service this year,” says Labrador Marine President and CEO Peter Woodward. “Passengers and shippers have respected the public health advice and that helps keep everyone safe. We ask people to continue their cooperation as this essential service continues through the fall.”
To book appointments for freight acceptance at Goose Bay, call Nunatsiavut Marine at (709) 896-2284. Please book as far in advance as possible. Other inquiries about freight operations should be directed to Dave Leyden, Labrador Marine Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media inquiries should be directed to Peter Woodward, President and CEO of Labrador Marine Inc. at (709) 896-2421.