DISCOVER Magazine #7

Ice-Class Ferries for Newfoundland

Published in category: Public Transport

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has awarded Damen a contract for two, state-of-the-art 80 m Ice Class ferries. One of the new ferries will serve the Fogo Island-Change Islands, while its sister vessel will be deployed between Bell Island and Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.

Scheduled for delivery in the first and second quarters of 2016, the 14-knot ro-ro ferries will be able to carry up to 200 passengers and 60 vehicles. The investment in the new ferry is part of the Government’s vessel renewal programme. On announcing the new ferry’s arrival, Conception Bay East Member of the House of Assembly, David Brazil, said: “Following the extensive evaluation process, Damen will provide the best value to the province and a high quality vessel that will be delivered on time and on budget.”

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