MV Northern Ranger

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Name: MV Northern Ranger
Builder: Port Weller Dry Docks, Ontario
Cost: $18 million
Launched: 1986
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Ice-breaking coastal ferry
Tonnage: 2,340 GT
Length: 72 m (236 ft 3 in)
Beam: 15.6 m (51 ft 2 in)
Draft: 4.25 m (13 ft 11 in)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Capacity: 131 passengers
Crew: 21

MV Northern Ranger is a Canadian ice breaking coastal ferry operating in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Northern Ranger entered service in 1986 with Marine Atlantic.[1] In 1997, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador took over all intraprovincial ferry service from the federal crown corporation in exchange for a one-time payment for highway construction and capital costs toward improving the ferry service.

Northern Ranger was transferred from federal ownership under Transport Canada to that of the Department of Transportation and Works. The vessel is now operated by Nunatsiavut Marine Inc. (NMI).

Northern Ranger is named after her predecessor, SS Northern Ranger, launched in Scotland in 1936 and operated by the Newfoundland Railway and later Canadian National Railways for thirty years.[2]

The vessel is operated by CAI Nunatsiavut Marine Inc..


  1. ^ "Goose Bay - Rigolet - Cartwright - Black Tickle - Ports North To Nain". Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  2. ^ "M.V. Northern Ranger". Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

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