New Brunswick

Grand Manan Adventure ferry cancelling some Sunday runs

The beleaguered Grand Manan Adventure ferry has cancelled a number of its runs Sunday.

Three Sunday crossings have been cancelled, but service is expected to resume at 1:30 p.m. today

The Grand Manan Adventure ferry has problem-filled past.

The beleaguered Grand Manan Adventure ferry has cancelled a number of its runs Sunday.

The 11:30 a.m. departure from North Head is cancelled, while the 7:30 a.m. departure from North Head and the 9:30 departure from Black's Harbour were also cancelled.

The $68-million Adventure is owned by the New Brunswick government and operated by Coastal Transport Ltd. It has been plagued by problems since it launched about four years ago.

Just four days after its maiden voyage in August 2011, the Adventure's two bow thrusters failed.

The vessel broke down again in 2012 and was out of service for nine days.

The turbocharger broke in July 2013, leading to eight cancelled crossings.

In March 2014, the ferry was also out of commission after the engine overheated.

This past March, engine problems forced the ferry off its run once again.

According to its website, the company hopes to resume service at 1:30 p.m.

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