The Mayor of Ramea says the residents of his community have been “more than patient” in dealing with their ferry woes.
The community’s regular ferry, the Gallipoli, has been out of service for the better part of the year since leaving in September bound for refit in Clarenville.
In February, the vessel grounded on the slipway after the cradle it was in collapsed. The vessel remains in Clarenville while Ramea is being served by the much smaller Sound of Islay.
Clyde Dominie is calling on Transportation Minister Steve Crocker to have the Gallipoli moved to St. John’s for refit.
He says the shipyard in Clarenville won’t be up and running for months yet because of the damage done to the lift system and the vessel needs to be fixed.