2 BC Ferries sailings cancelled Saturday due to "mechanical issue"

Dec 28 2019, 2:44 pm

Travellers making their way between Vancouver and Vancouver Island on Saturday via BC Ferries found two sailings cancelled, due to what the company said was a “mechanical issue.”

Citing difficulty with the main engine fuel pump on the Queen of Alberni, BC Ferries said in a release it had to cancel both the 10:15 am sailing from Tsawwassen as well as the 12:45 pm sailing from Duke Point in Nanaimo.

As a result of the two cancellations, BC Ferries said customers will be loaded on a standby basis in their order of arrival at the terminal, after customers with reservations for the scheduled sailing.

“All customers with reservations on cancelled sailings will be advised by email that their booking is cancelled and where possible, accommodated on a later sailing,” said BC Ferries in a statement.

“Reservations that are cancelled will have their reservation fees fully refunded.”

Apologizing for the issue and thanking customers for their patience, BC Ferries said it is “working to resolve the issue and we will keep you informed as soon as more information becomes available.”