BC Ferries has cancelled several sailings between Nanaimo’s Departure Bay and Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay due to mechanical difficulties Thursday.
The company says that a “main engine problem” aboard the Queen of Oak Bay vessel is responsible for the cancellations.
The cancelled sailings include:
- 8:25 am departing Departure Bay
- 10:40 am departing Horseshoe Bay
- 1:00 pm departing Departure Bay
- 3:45 pm departing Horseshoe Bay
- 5:55 pm departing Departure Bay
“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this cancellation,” said BC Ferries Thursday.
Meanwhile, the company is continuing to operate at a reduced number of sailings due to COVID-19.
Last week, the ferry service asked that travellers avoid all non-essential travel on its routes during the pandemic.
In a rare move, BC Ferries also asked that passengers remain in their vehicles during sailings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The company says that further service changes are likely to occur after the ferry operator meets with the province later this week.April 2, 2020