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Ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia postponed till at least Wednesday

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Key takeaways: 

  • Filming on Confederation Bridge may force traffic delays on Tuesday.
  • The MV Holiday Island is predicted to be out of function for the rest of the season. 

According to officials with Northumberland Ferries Ltd, ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia will not continue till at least Wednesday.

Service has been stopped since Friday when a blaze broke out on the MV Holiday Island. The boat is not anticipated to work for the remainder of the season.

The boat was listing Monday and taking in several seawaters.

“Piping has likely been compromised with the extreme heat that would’ve occurred because of the blaze. And that water can find its path into the ship,” said Don Cormier, vice-president of Northumberland Ferries.

Dive crews are working to fix the piping.

The other ferry, MV Confederation, can continue service once the circumstances with the Holiday Island are under control, Cormier stated.

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According to officials with Northumberland Ferries Ltd, ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia will not continue till at least Wednesday

“We are seeking to restart service with MV Confederation on Wednesday.”

Cormier stated that Northumberland Ferries is looking for another ferry to substitute the Holiday Island. In the temporary, the Confederation will make four round travels every day.

It will leave Wood Islands, P.E.I., at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. It will leave Caribou, N.S., at 8:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Uncertainties at bridge

Meanwhile, Confederation Bridge officials are urging travelers that Tuesday could be postponed.

Insight Productions will be filming on the bridge from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bridge will work with just one traffic route while the filming is taking place.

In a social media post, officials stated that although it is always thrilling when the Confederation Bridge and P.E.I. are featured on television, the shoot may force traffic delays.

Source – CBC News

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