PLEASE SEE NOTICE BELOW FROM THE COAST GUARD:
Safety Notice for Icebreaking in Indian Bay, Bonavista Bay
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A CANADIAN COAST GUARD ICEBREAKER WILL BE CONDUCTING A HARBOUR BREAKOUT OF INDIAN BAY, BONAVISTA BAY COMMENCING BETWEEN APRIL 10 AND APRIL 11, 2019. THE ICEBREAKER WILL BE LEAVING AN OPEN WATER TRACK IN THE ICE.
REQUEST YOU TAKE ANY ACTION YOU DEEM APPROPRIATE TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS OF THE AREA WHO MAY BE WISHING TO TRANSIT THIS AREA.
“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”.
APRIL 09 2019 1730 UTC