The ferry serving the Strait of Belle Isle left St. Barbe on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula on Sunday but heavy ice near the Quebec side of the crossing forced it to turn around.
In a statement posted to its website, Labrador Marine said that the MV Apollo was “unable to get through [an] ice pressure ridge en route to Blanc Sablon.”
The company had been hoping the Apollo could work on a load-and-go basis to help clear a backlog of passengers who have been stranded over the long weekend.
Some passengers said they had been unable to cross since Thursday.
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