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Marine Atlantic Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

by Darrell Mercer

The ice bucket challenge continues to raise significant awareness regarding the fight against ALS and is helping to raise funds to combat the disease. The social media sensation has spread across the internet and introduced many people to a disease that impacts thousands of people each and every year. People from all walks of life (Read More)




June 25, 2014 is the Day of the Seafarer

by Kristie Cochrane

Tweet or Post your support for Seafarers June 25, 2014 is the Day of the Seafarer The Day of the Seafarer is held every year on June 25. We have many seafarers at Marine Atlantic; they are the people without whom food, clothes, gifts, gadgets or even basic needs would not reach our doors. We (Read More)




Meet the Captain- Meet Scott Dowding, Master

by Kristie Cochrane

What’s involved in becoming a captain on a large passenger vessel? For me, I attended the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia and completed the four-year Navigation program during the mid-eighties. After graduation, I sailed on various vessels including a cable ship in Southern United States and large ice breakers operating in the (Read More)




Meet the Captain- Meet Mike Andrews, Master

by Kristie Cochrane

Master (Captain) Mike Andrews has he been with MAI for some 24 years. He is one of nine full-time Masters whose role it is to ensure the safe, efficient and reliable navigation of our ships, using sophisticated navigational aids and equipment to successfully operate our vessels each day. This job is often complex given the (Read More)




On February 14, Marine Atlantic was presented with the 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Employer of Distinction award by the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council. The Employer of Distinction Award is presented annually to recognize employers who exemplify leadership, innovation, creativity, and a fundamental belief in the value of a healthy, safe and motivated workforce. The (Read More)




Summer Student recruiting underway

by Marisa MacDonald

Transporting essential products such as food and oxygen, bringing families together, and making the ferry ride part of the experience for the trip of a lifetime are what we do at Marine Atlantic. Our team is proud to be part of a great ferry service connecting the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador with Nova Scotia (Read More)




Happy Holidays from all of us at Marine Atlantic

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

The Holiday Season is truly a time to reflect upon the past, the present and the future. For Marine Atlantic, we are very proud of what we have achieved during the past year. We are approaching the final stretch of our 5-year funding commitment and through co-operation, dialogue and hard work we have already significantly (Read More)




Crew on the MV Highlanders recently welcomed a new team member aboard – Highdy the Elf! Highdy was adopted by employee Elaine Cook last month, and has been causing a lot of excitement onboard. Highdy is an Elf on the Shelf doll, a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa determine (Read More)