The MV Legionnaire, one of two new vessels that will soon begin serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, was launched on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Damen Shipyards in Galati, Romania.
Minister of Transportation and Works David Brazil was on hand for the ceremony. This new ferry will service Bell Island and is expected to arrive in the province in 2016.
“The launch ceremony for the MV Legionnaire in Romania is a significant milestone in the construction of this new state-of-the-art vessel,” said The Honourable David Brazil, Minister of Transportation and Works. “The MV Legionnaire will soon become an integral part of our transportation network in Newfoundland and Labrador, and will significantly improve our ability to deliver more reliable service to residents and businesses on Bell Island. This vessel is a prime example of our government’s commitment to enhancing marine ferry services for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”
The new ferry will be an 80-meter ice-class vessel that has roll-on, roll-off capability and will accommodate up to 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.