Ferry trips between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia canceled due to ‘technical issues’


HALIFAX-Northumberland Ferries Ltd. says its ferry traveling between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is stopped in the channel near Caribou, Nova Scotia, and passengers and crew aboard the boat are unlikely to return before later today.

The ferry operator said in a statement that it had also canceled the five remaining Sunday trips between the two provinces on the MV Confederation, as well as the ship’s scheduled first trip on Monday morning.

The ferry operator says the boat was stopped safely using both anchors due to a “steering issue” with the MV Confederation which was en route to Wood Islands, PEI.

It says none of the 217 passengers or 26 crew members were injured.

Earlier this summer, on July 22, a fire broke out on Northumberland Ferries’ MV Holiday Island approaching Wood Islands. None of the 230 passengers on board were injured.

The following week, Northumberland Ferries announced that travel would resume between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island using the MV Confederation.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 4, 2022.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of Meta and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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