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January 5, 2018 - Online Reservations Now Available

Reservations for 2018 can now be made using our online reservations system. Please note that due to unpredictable ice conditions we cannot make reservations prior to July 1, 2018. All departure and arrival times are subject to weather and ice conditions.

October 11, 2017 - Incident During Lifeboat Drill Causes Injuries on Northern Ranger

A mishap occurred during a mandatory lifeboat drill aboard the Northern Ranger during its stop in Nain today. It resulted in one crew member being airlifted to St. John’s for medical observation. Three other crew were treated at the clinic in Nain, and have since been released. They are now back on board the ship.  

During the drill, the lifeboat had been lowered into the water without incident. The mishap occurred during the retrieval, when a mechanism that secures the lifeboat released, sending the bow of the boat into the water. One crew member was thrown into the water, and another suffered a cut to his head. The other two crew were shaken up, but not injured.

Nunatsiavut Marine (NMI), which operates the Northern Ranger under contract to the provincial government, immediately reported the incident to the Coast Guard. After discussions with Coast Guard, the vessel was given clearance to continue its journey southward, to ports enroute to Goose Bay. The Northern Ranger will operate on a load and go basis on the trip south.

The incident is under investigation by marine authorities. Nunatsiavut Marine is cooperating fully with the investigation. NMI has an experienced crew and has a strong safety culture. The company will conduct its own review of the incident, and of its safety processes and procedures.

NMI is supporting the people involved in today’s incident. We are committed to a safe operation, and to protecting the well-being of our employees and passengers.

August 8, 2017 - New Policy Regarding the Transportation of Pets

Nunatsiavut Marine wishes to advise travellers that a new policy has been implemented to allow for the safe transportation of pets on the MV Northern Ranger. The policy can be viewed by clicking here.
The policy is designed to protect you and your pet, as well as other passengers. Travellers wishing to bring their pets are advised that the Terms and Conditions for Pet Travel must be agreed to and signed prior to allowing your pet to board the vessel.
Nunatsiavut Marine thanks travellers for their patience and cooperation in this matter.

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Passenger/Freight Service for MV Northern Ranger

Nunatsiavut Marine, Newfoundland and Labrador's coastal service provider, invites you to sail with us on the MV Northern Ranger.  Explore Labrador's rugged coast on our passenger ferry service, designed with your comfort in mind.  Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

Our services include a variety of hot and cold dishes served daily in our cafeteria, including local cuisine whenever possible.  A snack bar will be offered. 

Experience Labrador's ferry service renaissance for yourself, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast while immersed in the relaxing atmosphere of the MV Northern Ranger.

Freight/Cargo Service
The cargo ship will originate in Lewisporte, NL and deliver cargo and goods to Black Tickle, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale, Natuashish and Nain, and will stop as required in the coastal Labrador communities on its way to 
Rigolet and Goose Bay.  The vessel will then reload in Goose Bay and depart for Rigolet, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale, Natuashish and Nain and will stop as required in the coastal Labrador communities on its way back to Black Tickle and re-load again in Lewisporte.   Vessel operates based on freight demand.  

Due to the opening of Phase III of the Trans Labrador Highway which connects Goose Bay to Cartwright to Southern Labrador, we cannot accept freight from Lewisporte to Goose Bay or Cartwright and vice-versa.


Goose Bay Ferry Terminal and Freight Office:

Main Dock, Terrington Basin, Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0
Freight Office:  709.896.2278 or 709.896.2284
Fax:  709.896.2264 
Closed for the Season
Reservations:  709.896.2262 or Toll Free 1.855.896.2262
Hours: Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Ticket Office Closed for the Season

Our on-line reservation system is available 24 hrs a day, 7 days per week. Just follow the reservations link at the top of this page. To speak to a live agent during regular business ours please call our customer service line at 1-855-896-2262.

Lewisporte Freight office: 
Main Dock, 123 Main Street, Lewisporte, NL  A0G 3A0
Freight Office: 
Administration Office: 709.535.3526
Hours:  Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday closed

The acceptance of Refrigerated Cargo is by appointment only. All commercial shippers require an appointment for drop-off.

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