BC Ferries has cancelled multiple sailings on the Northern Adventure due to members of the crew being sick with COVID-19.
The cancellations, which started on Sunday and last until Friday, are departing from Prince Rupert, Skidegate, Bella Bella, and Port Hardy.
The following sailings have been cancelled:
- April 24 10:00 p.m. departing Prince Rupert
- April 25 10:00 a.m. departing Skidegate
- April 25 10:00 p.m. departing Prince Rupert
- April 26 10:00 a.m. departing Skidegate
- April 26 8:00 p.m. departing Prince Rupert
- April 27 7:30 a.m. departing Bella Bella
- April 27 5:15 p.m. departing Port Hardy
- April 28 12:30 a.m. departing Bella Bella
- April 28 2:30 p.m. departing Prince Rupert
- April 29 12:30 a.m. departing Skidegate
In a post on Facebook, BC Ferries says the company is working to charter flights for customers between Prince Rupert and Skidegate, giving priority to passengers travelling for medical reasons.
Additionally, the Northern Adventure will sail to deliver essential cargo and supplies between Prince Rupert and Skidegate.
According to the post, BC Ferries requires a certain level of staffing in order to take passengers to comply with Transport Canada guidelines.
BC Ferries says customers with reservations will be contacted and refunded.