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Province provides update on Fogo Island and Bell Island ferry services

The MV Legionnaire was launched Wednesday at Damen Shipyards in Romania.
The MV Legionnaire was launched Wednesday at Damen Shipyards in Romania.

The MV Veteran is returning to service on the Farewell-Fogo Island-Change Islands ferry run on Monday, joining the MV Galatea. 

The vessels will follow the temporary two vessel summer schedule.

Upon the arrival of the Veteran at Farewell, the MV Legionnaire will head to St. John’s to undergo ramp repairs, which are estimated to take 10 to 14 days to complete.

Further updates will be provided on the vessel’s entry to service at Bell Island-Portugal Cove as the repair work progresses and a completion date can be more firmly identified. 

Meanwhile, upgrades to the wharves at Portugal Cove and Bell Island are concluding. New signage, line painting and other improvements to the terminal area are ongoing in preparation for the arrival of the Legionnaire to the Bell Island-Portugal Cove service.

The Department of Transportation and Works is advising that given the size and nature of the Legionnaire, loading and unloading times will increase. An adjustment period as everyone adapts to the new vessel is also to be expected

Here is the new operating schedule for the Legionnaire and the Flanders, as recommended by the ferry committee and accepted by the department, and which will come into effect once the Legionnaire is in service.

Bell Island - Portugal Cove Ferry Service - Two Vessel Schedule

Monday to Friday

Depart Bell Island

Depart Portugal Cove

5:30 AM       Legionnaire

6:05 AM    Legionnaire

6:50 AM       Legionnaire

7:30 AM    Legionnaire

7:50 AM       Flanders

8:30 AM*  Flanders

8:15 AM       Legionnaire

9:00 AM    Legionnaire

9:10 AM       Flanders

9:50 AM    Flanders

9:45 AM       Legionnaire

10:30 AM  Legionnaire

10:30 AM *  Flanders

11:10 AM   Flanders

11:50 AM     Flanders

12:30 PM   Flanders

12:30 PM     Legionnaire

1:15 PM     Legionnaire

2:00 PM       Legionnaire

2:45 PM     Legionnaire

2:45 PM       Flanders


3:30 PM       Legionnaire

4:20 PM      Legionnaire

5:00 PM       Legionnaire

5:00 PM      Flanders

5:45 PM       Flanders

5:45 PM      Legionnaire

6:30 PM      Legionnaire

6:30 PM      Flanders

7:15 PM      Flanders

7:55 PM      Legionnaire


8:15 PM      Flanders

8:45 PM       Flanders

9:20 PM      Flanders

10:00 PM     Flanders

10:40 PM    Flanders

* Dangerous Goods run each Tuesday – Maximum 25 Passengers



Depart Bell Island

Depart Portugal Cove

6:50 AM       Legionnaire

7:35 AM    Legionnaire

8:20 AM       Legionnaire

9:05 AM    Legionnaire

9:50 AM       Legionnaire

10:35 AM  Legionnaire

11:20 AM     Legionnaire

12:05 PM   Legionnaire

12:05 PM     Flanders

12:50 PM   Flanders

1:35 PM       Flanders

2:20 PM     Flanders

2:20 PM       Legionnaire

3:00 PM     Legionnaire

3:05 PM       Flanders

3:50 PM     Flanders

3:50 PM       Legionnaire

4:35 PM      Legionnaire

4:35 PM       Flanders

5:20 PM      Flanders

5:20 PM      Legionnaire

6:05 PM      Legionnaire

6:50 PM      Legionnaire

7:35 PM      Legionnaire

8:10 PM      Flanders

8:50 PM      Flanders

9:25 PM       Flanders

10:00 PM    Flanders

10:40 PM     Flanders

11:25 PM    Flanders




Depart Bell Island

Depart Portugal Cove

6:50 AM       Flanders

7:35 AM    Flanders

8:20 AM       Flanders

9:05 AM    Flanders

9:50 AM       Flanders

10:35 AM  Flanders

11:20 AM     Flanders

12:05 PM   Flanders

12:05 PM     Legionnaire

12:50 PM   Legionnaire

1:35 PM       Legionnaire

2:20 PM     Legionnaire

3:05 PM       Legionnaire

4:00 PM     Legionnaire

4:00 PM       Flanders

4:45 PM     Flanders

4:45 PM       Legionnaire

5:30 PM      Legionnaire

5:25 PM       Flanders

6:05 PM      Flanders

6:10 PM      Legionnaire


6:50 PM      Flanders

7:35 PM      Flanders


8:00 PM      Legionnaire

8:10 PM       Flanders

8:50 PM      Flanders

10:00 PM     Flanders

10:40 PM    Flanders


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