The Bell Island ferry FLANDERS arrived St. John's early afternoon June 8, 2009 for refit. The FLANDERS was built in 1990 and is the newest vessel in the fleet. While in St. John's she is being replaced by the NONIA.
The other ferry that has been here for over a month, the CAPT. EARL W WINSOR departed St. John's June 5, 2009 to take up service on the Fogo Island ferry run, which was being handled by the NONIA.