BC Ferries updates: Multiple sailings cancelled leading to lengthy waits

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A number of ferry cancellations because of a mechanical concern might have led to crusing waits on the route between West Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast Friday.

BC Ferries mentioned in a press release that 4 runs of the Queen of Coquitlam travelling between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale had been cancelled Friday morning due to an issue with the ship’s fundamental engine. The 9:45 and 11:55 a.m. sailings from Horseshoe Bay, and the ten:50 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. sailings from Langdale had been all impacted.

“We recognize your endurance and apologize for any inconvenience you might expertise on account of this cancellation,” a press release from BC Ferries mentioned.

“Repairs are underway and we’ll present updates as quickly as extra info turns into accessible.”

Those that had made reservations for the sailings had been refunded. They weren’t rescheduled, nonetheless, and needed to await a crusing on standby.

One possibility provided to passengers was a 40-person water taxi that supplied free service between the 2 ferry terminals. Nevertheless, long-term parking wasn’t accessible on the Horseshoe Bay aspect due to building on the parkade.

These choosing standby might have needed to wait a number of sailings. As of 1 p.m., there was a three-sailing await these travelling from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. The 8:45 and 10:55 p.m. sailings had been already almost 70 per cent full.

In the meantime, these coming from Langdale confronted a two-sailing wait as of 1 p.m.

Despite it being the Friday earlier than spring break for a lot of B.C. households, different sailings did not seem to have important waits. Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay had a one-sailing wait, however the different path of that route did not have any wait in any respect as of Friday afternoon. 

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