BC Ferries is warning customers that all sailings on the Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay route are cancelled on Friday due to a mechanical issue.

The MV Kitsa is experiencing a problem with a right angle drive that needs to be replaced.

BC Ferries says that work will take place on Friday, and they do expect the vessel will return to service on Saturday, October 19.

Drivers are being asked to use the Malahat as an alternate route.

For updates, you can follow @BCFerries on Twitter, visit the Current Conditions webpage at www.bcferries.com or call toll free at 1-888-223-3779.