LABRADOR MARINE REINTRODUCES RESTRICTIONS ON STRAIT OF BELLE ISLE SERVICE
IN WAKE OF COVID-19 SURGE
As a result of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador returning to Alert Level 5 in response to a surge the number of COVID-19 cases, Labrador Marine Inc. will reintroduce passenger restrictions on the Strait of Belle Isle Service.
The restrictions are effective Monday, Feb 15th and will remain in place until such time as further direction is given by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
In order to protect passengers and our crew, Labrador Marine has implemented more frequent sanitizing and cleaning on board the vessel.
“These measures are necessary to protect against the spread of the easily transmitted UK variant of COVID-19,” says LMI president and CEO Peter Woodward. “Labrador Marine provides an essential service between Labrador and the island. It is imperative that we do everything possible to ensure the continuity of the service so that people can travel when necessary and that food and other goods can be delivered to meet local needs.”
Labrador Marine may need to implement additional public health measures as public health guidance evolves. Monitor the Labrador Marine website for updates and any changes to current policy. If you are travelling and have any questions or concerns, please contact our onboard staff immediately.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.
For further information, contact:
Peter Woodward, President and CEO Labrador Marine Inc.
NEW GENERAL MANAGER APPOINTED TO LABRADOR MARINE INC.
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Peter Woodward, President and CEO of Labrador Marine Inc. (LMI) today announced the appointment of Captain Austin Daley as General Manager of LMI. In that role, Captain Daley will oversee all operations of LMI, which includes the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service and the Labrador coastal service.
“Captain Daley leads by example,” says Woodward. “He started with our company in 2007 and moved up to become captain of the Astron in 2010. He displayed exceptional leadership skills in that role and he was instrumental in overseeing the complex task of converting the Kamutik W and Qajaq W for service in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Captain Daley was master of the Kamutik W in its first year of service before taking on the role of Marine Superintendent of LMI in 2020. His connection with the sea stretches over several generations. He grew up in a fishing family in St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Bay.
“Austin is a young man who’s progressed quickly in the marine field,” says Woodward. “That speaks to his dedication and initiative. He obtained his various marine certificates during winters after his fishing season ended. He earned his Master Mariner designation in 2010. Captain Daley is proud of his marine heritage and we are fortunate to have a person of his stature take on this role with LMI. We wish him every success.”
Peter Woodward, LMI President and CEO