SeaBus reduces sailing frequency due to "mechanical issue" this morning

Feb 11 2020, 8:39 am

TransLink has announced that until further notice, the SeaBus will be operating on reduced frequencies due to a mechanical issue.

The company tweeted on Tuesday morning that vessels would be operating on a 15-minute frequency, as opposed to every 10 minutes during peak travel times.

The exact nature of the “mechanical issue” is unknown at this time, although TransLink cancelled two earlier sailings scheduled for 6:16 and 6:32 am.

Last week, TransLink also implemented reduced sailing times as crews completed maintenance and repairs on one of its Seabus vessels, the Burrard Otter II

An extra vehicle, the Burrard Chinook is scheduled to enter service this year so that TransLink will have a backup in the case of extended or unplanned maintenance.