New Newfoundland ferry launched in Romania

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A new ferry to service Fogo Island and Change Islands in the province was launched on Friday at Damen Shipyards in Romania

Image taken from video, courtesy of Damen Shipyards, Romania

The ferry called the MV Veteran is now undergoing it final stage of construction in Romania and is not expected to arrive in Newfoundland until the fall.

“The launch of the MV Veteran is an important milestone in the delivery of the new ferry to Fogo Island and Change Islands,” David Brazil, Minister of Transportation and Works, said in a news release.

A video of the launch can be seen above.

The MV Veteran is a 14-knot, 80-metre ice-class vessel with roll-on, roll-off capability. It will have a capacity to carry 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.

“This new vessel will be of great benefit to the people and the economy of Fogo Island and Change Islands,” said Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources and MHA for the Isles of Notre Dame.

The MV Veteran has been part of major efforts to renew and modernize the provincial ferry fleet, with two new ferries already delivering service. Annually, the provincial fleet of ferries transports more than 900,000 passengers, 400,000 vehicles and 20,000 tonnes of freight across more than 50,000 arrivals and departures


Geographic location: Newfoundland, Romania, Fogo Island Change Islands Notre Dame

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