© File photo
The Sir Robert Bond is being unloaded at the Corner Brook Port in this March 2012 file photo.
CORNER BROOK — The MV Sir Robert Bond was expected to arrive in Corner Brook at 9 p.m. Thursday to start the 2013 winter service between the city and Labrador.
The ferry, operated by CAI Nunastsiavut Marine Inc., is scheduled to make its first run to Labrador at 9 a.m. today.
On Thursday the Bond’s Twitter account, @MVSirRobertBond, was providing updates on the journey to the city. A posting from the morning said the ferry was making its way through heavy ice in the Strait of Belle Isle and included a picture.
Later, the ship indicated that more information on the trip could be found at www.marinetraffic.com which listed its location in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The Bond will make two trips a week from Corner Brook leaving at 7 a.m. on Fridays and Mondays and arriving in Blanc Sablon at 7 p.m. On Wednesdays and Fridays the Bond will leave Blanc Sablon at 7 a.m. and arrive in Corner Brook at 7 p.m. No end date to the service has been set yet.
The ferry schedule can be found online at www.labradorferry.ca.