As the days count on, so does the delay in this year’s marine shipping season.
According to a press release from last week, the Department of Transportation and Works says ice conditions are delaying the start of the Labrador shipping season.
Last Friday, the Marine Vessel (MV) Sir Robert Bond was scheduled to begin service between Lewisporte, Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
However, due to the ice, the start date for this service has been rescheduled to June 25.
The MV Northern Ranger and the MV Astron will also be delayed.
Transportation and Works officials will continue to monitor the ice conditions and service will commence along the Labrador coast as soon as conditions improve.
Further updates will be provided as details become available.