March 19, 2018 ~ The Canadian Coast Guard issued a public advisory today that the icebreaker CCGS George R. Pearkes will be operating in Halls Bay area, southwest of Sunday Cove Island.
The work will start tomorrow: Tuesday, March 20th,
“PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE HALLS BAY
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE C.C.G.S. GEORGE R. PEARKES WILL BE TRANSITTING HALLS BAY AREA. THEY WILL BE SPECIFICALLY OPERATING SOUTHWEST OF SUNDAY COVE ISLAND, LEAVING OPEN WATER TRACKS IN THE ICE COMMENCING TUESDAY MARCH 20TH 2018.
“CCG informs the local communities of the inherent risks of icebreaking activities. CCG cannot have absolute control on the behavior of the ice. Depending on various conditions, the ice can be pushed instead of broken and ice can crack or break far away from the location where the icebreaker is working. This can cause risks for the safety of people and property. The public is warned to act accordingly, i.e. refrain from walking on the ice; remove mobile equipment in advance of icebreaking activities; protect permanently non moveable property, for instance”.”