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BC Ferries pulls Queen of Alberni from service due to mechanical issues

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DH Vancouver Staff Jul 12, 2018 7:28 am 1,754

BC Ferries has announced the Queen of Alberni has been pulled from its route between Tsawwassen and Duke Point due to mechanical issues.

According to BC Ferries, one of the vessel’s engines had an exhaust leak that needed to “be repaired as soon as possible.”

In order to fill gaps in service, the Queen of New Westminster will be redeployed to the Tsawwassen to Duke Point route after it completes its scheduled sailings between  Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.

Travellers should note the following changes to the sailing schedule:

  • The 8:15 pm sailing from Tsawwassen to Duke Point will be delayed until 10:15 pm and will be serviced by the Queen of New Westminster
  • At Duke Point, the 10:45 pm sailing to Tsawwassen will be delayed until 12:45 am, and will be serviced by the Queen of New Westminster
  • The Coastal Inspiration, the other vessel servicing the route, will sail as scheduled from Duke Point at 8:15 pm and from Tsawwassen at 10:45 pm

On the morning of Thursday, June 12, the first round trip of the Queen of Alberni will be cancelled as engineers will start repairs.

The cancelled sailings are:

  • 5:15 am departing Tsawwassen
  • 7:45 pm departing Duke Point

“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of these sailing delays and cancellations,” said BC Ferries in a statement.

To keep up with accurate sailing information can follow @BCFerries on Twitter, visit our Current Conditions webpage at www.bcferries.com or call toll-free at 1-888-223-3779.

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