RCMP looking to identify boat that nearly collided into BC Ferries vessel (VIDEO)

Aug 15 2016, 10:50 pm

The RCMP are looking for the public’s help to identify a boat owner who had a dangerous near miss with a BC Ferries vessel.

The incident took place on July 26 at 8:15 pm as the Spirit of British Columbia was on a scheduled trip destined for Swartz Bay from the Tsawassen Ferry Terminal.

In a video posted to YouTube today, you can see a small pleasure craft dangerously cross the ferry’s bow, almost causing a collision in the process.

“The captain of the BC Ferry later reported, the boat was an estimated 10 meters from his ferry’s bow and had at least two persons on board,” RCMP posted alongside a video of the incident on YouTube.

“The ferry made several warning blasts of vessel’s whistle prior to this near miss, however the pleasure craft was not deterred. The captain immediately slowed the ferry down causing danger to his crew and the passengers on board.”

The pleasure craft is described as Grady White, 20 to 25 feet in length, with a white hull with a hard top and a single large outboard motor.

Anyone with any information on the identification of this vessel is advised to contact West Coast Marine Section at 250-751-8845 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.

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