Kick-off of the marine resupply season

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — July 8, 2021

Marine Transportation Services (MTS) is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2021 marine resupply season.

The MV Kelly Ovayuak left the Hay River marine terminal on Monday, July 5, 2021, towing seven barges with a total of 6,261 tonnes of cargo and petroleum products.

This is the first of seven sailings planned from the Hay River terminal this season.

This season, MTS will deliver cargo and fuel to eleven communities:

  • Aklavik
  • Norman Wells
  • Łutsel K'e
  • Tulita
  • K’asho Got’ine
  • Inuvik
  • Tuktoyaktuk
  • Ulukhaktok
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Paulatuk
  • Kugluktuk

The last delivery is scheduled for early September.

MTS provides essential marine transportation services, seasonally dispatching from the Port of Hay River to government, business, industry, and residents on Great Slave Lake, along the Mackenzie River corridor, and in the Western Arctic.


For media requests, please contact:

Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories