Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Ferry Service Interrupted Again after Crash Opens Hole in Ship's Bow

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Ferry Service Interrupted Again after Crash Opens Hole in Ship's Bow

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Ferry left with hole after hitting dock

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Ferry service between Quebec's Gaspe region and the north shore of the St. Lawrence River is once again paralyzed, this time following an accident.

The MV Apollo, purchased as a temporary replacement after another ferry was sent to dry dock in December, struck the wharf in Godbout, Que., Monday, leaving a gaping hole in its bow.

The Crown corporation that oversees ferry service in Quebec immediately sent investigators to the scene.

Alexandre Lavoie, spokesman for the Societe des traversiers du Quebec, said the cause of the crash and the extent of the damage had not yet been determined. Investigators will interview the ferry's captain and crew, he said.

No one was injured during the incident. Service on the route that links Matane in Gaspe and Baie-Comeau and Godbout on the north shore has been indefinitely suspended. …

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