Sir Robert Bond stuck in ice 90 miles from Corner Brook

Diane Crocker
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The Sir Robert Bond is being unloaded at the Corner Brook Port in this March 2012 file photo.

The Sir Robert Bond is currently stuck in ice about 90 miles outside Corner Brook and waiting for help from an ice breaker to get into the city.

The Bond left Blanc Sablon at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, but as of this morning the ferry that connects Labrador and the island was getting no where.

Dwayne Canning, operations manager for CAI Nunatsiavut, said the Bond is being accompanied by Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaker the Sir William Alexander. However, that vessel, which is classed as a light icebreaker, is not making much progress with the ice in area.

Canning said the Coast Guard icebreaker Henry Larsen, a medium gulf icebreaker is now en route to the area to provide further assistance. But he noted that it could be overnight or Friday morning before the Larsen reaches the Bond.

In the meantime, the Bond’s captain is reporting that things on board are going OK and the ferry is not in any danger.

There are currently 34 passengers on the ferry.

Organizations: Canadian Coast Guard

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Labrador

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