CORNER BROOK — Three of Marine Atlantic’s ferries have been tied up since Wednesday evening waiting for winds to die down before leaving either side of the Cabot Strait.
The travel plans of approximately 1,000 passengers were disrupted, with four crossing having already been cancelled.
Both Wednesday evening and Thursday morning crossings were cancelled.
The MV Highlanders is currently docked in North Sydney, N.S., and the Blue Puttees and Leif Ericson are in Port aux Basque.
No passengers were scheduled to travel on the Ericson, as it is being used mainly for commercial purposes. The MV Atlantic Vision is not affected.
Winds in both provinces measured at 30 knots, approximately 110 km/h, said Darrell Mercer of Marine Atlantic.
Mercer said traffic volumes have slowed after the Labour Day weekend and therefore not as many passengers are disrupted as would have been the case last weekend.
He said weather disruptions are common for this time of the year.
Further updates will be posted on the Marine Atlantic website, said Mercer.