The ferry Sir Robert Bond arrived St. John's around 0900hrs Mar 29, 2011 for refit. The ship is expected to be in St. John's for over a month and will be placed in dry-dock undergoing refit.
The Bond built in 1975 is a regular visitor to St. John's for its refits dating back when she was owned by Marine Atlantic. She was built as a rail car ferry and worked the Port aux Basques run carrying trains and passengers. In 1977 after the William Carson sank the Bond when to Quebec to have passenger cabins, bar and louges added and was sent to the Lewisporte to Goose Bay run, but still when to the Gulf when the Labrador serviced stopped for the winter.
The Bond has proved she is a true work horse.