Labrador Marine Inc.
LABRADOR MARINE THANKS TRAVELLING PUBLIC FOR COOPERATION AS SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON NEARS END
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Labrador Marine President and CEO Peter Woodward today thanked the thousands of passengers and commercial users who have travelled on the Qajaq Q and Kamutik W this spring and summer. Summer travel is expected to reach its peak on the coming Labour Day weekend.
“This travel season has been anything but normal for the people who use the service on the Strait of Belle Isle and the north and south coasts,” says Woodward. “COVID-19 has impacted our service in many ways. The public health measures that were necessary have made travel more difficult. Through it all, people have shown the highest level of cooperation. We want to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude for their willingness to do all that was asked in a very challenging year.”
Labrador Marine provides essential passenger and commercial service to more than 20 communities from the Straits all the way north to Nain, under contract to the provincial government. The Qajaq W and Kamutik W transport essential food and supplies to stock businesses along the coast; the service gets people to medical appointments and work; and the two vessels provide other critical services such as mail and package delivery. Maintaining public health and safety is paramount.
“Labrador Marine continues to maintain the highest standards for sanitizing and cleaning on our vessels,” says Woodward. “All passengers must wear a mask unless they are exempt, travellers on the Straits service must remain in their vehicles if they are located on the main deck, and all passengers on our vessels must maintain physical distancing. People’s continued cooperation is necessary to keep our passengers, crew, and communities safe.”
Travel restrictions in 2020 impacted the operation of seasonal businesses such as tourism. As summer advanced and it became easier to move about, there was an increase in recreational travel. “People were anxious to end their travel isolation, and many took the opportunity to have a staycation,” says Woodward. “There is a lot to see and do in our province and Labrador Marine was proud to help make that happen.”
People wishing to travel should consult Labrador Marine’s website at www.labradormarine.com for the latest travel information. Public health measures are subject to change. Updates will be posted on the Labrador Marine website.
For further information, contact:
Peter Woodward, President and CEO - (709) 896-2421