The Government of Canada has issued an advance contract award notice, signalling its intention to purchase the motor vessel Villa de Teror as an interim measure to replace the ferry MV Madeleine. The MV Madeleine is 39-year-old, 6,807 gross ton vessel that is used as the primary vessel for service between Îles de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, and Souris, Prince Edward Island. Last year, the government announced that Chantier Davie Canada Inc. will build a replacement vessel, which is expected to be ready in 2026. Once the purchase has been completed, Transport Canada intends to rename the MV Villa de Teror as the MV Madeleine II. When the permanent replacement built by Chantier Davie enters into service, the government will sell the MV Villa de Teror.