The Bell Island ferry service is down to one ship again.

Transportation and Works officials said Wednesday evening that the MV Flanders was going into dry dock to fix a steering problem.

That has left just the Beaumont Hamel on the run between Portugal Cove and Bell Island.

The department said extra staff had been called in to help with loading and offloading of passengers and vehicles.

Officials also said it wasn't known how long the Flanders would be out of commission.