The Marine Atlantic Ferry Highlanders exited the NovaDock this afternoon, bound for Sydney NS.
Highlanders is one of the Stena Lines ferries that were leased and upgraded for Newfoundland service. She and Her Sister replaced the ferries Caribou and the Joseph and Clara Smallwood who are being scrapped in Alang India.
Highlanders has been in service for just over a year, so this work period is probably her annual survey and maintenance period. Her sister Blue Putties is expected to take her place, and appears to be missing from the upcoming Schedule.