Numerous Sunday sailings between Nanaimo and the Lower Mainland have been cancelled due to mechanical difficulties.
BC Ferries says the Queen of Alberni ferry is experiencing problems with its controllable pitch propellor, forcing them to cancel six sailings between Duke Point and Tsawwassen on Sunday.
The 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. scheduled sailings from Duke Point have been cancelled. The scheduled 10:15 a.m., 3:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. sailings from Tsawwassen have also been cancelled.
BC Ferries says it is working to fix the problem and will provide more information when it becomes available.
“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of these cancellations,” the company said in a service advisory posted on its website Sunday morning.
The cancellations come a day after BC Ferries said a group of anti-mask protesters aboard a sailing from Nanaimo’s Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay began verbally abusing passengers, resulting in a 45-minute delay.
Further information can be found at www.bcferries.com.