BC Ferries has removed another vessel from service due to a mechanical issue, which has led sailing delays between Nanaimo and Vancouver.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Queen of Alberni was removed from the Tsawwassen-Duke Point route due to an exhaust leak that needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
#BCFHeadsup #Tsawwassen #DukePoint #QueenofAlberini 8:15pm ex Tsawwassen & 10:45pm ex Duke Point cancelled due to turbo gas leakage, will be replaced by the #QueenofNewWestminister, 10:15pm ex Tsawwassen & 12:45am ex Duke Point. ^eb
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) July 11, 2018
The Queen of New Westminster, which resumed sailings Monday following repairs to one of the vessel’s controllable pitch propellers, is being redeployed to the route after its scheduled sailings for the Tsawwassen-Swartz route are done.
As a result, the 8:15 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Duke Point is delayed until 10:15 p.m. The 10:45 p.m. sailing from Duke Point to Tsawwassen will be delayed until 12:45 a.m.
The Coastal Inspiration, the other vessel servicing the route, will sail as scheduled from Duke Point at 8:15 p.m. and Tsawwassen at 10:45 p.m.
The first round trip of the Queen of Alberni is cancelled for Thursday morning. That round trip includes the 5:15 a.m. sailing from Tsawwassen and the 7:45 a.m. sailing from Duke Point.
“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of these sailing delays and cancellations,” BC Ferries said in a release.
“We are working to resolve the issue and we will keep you informed as soon as more information becomes available.”
For more information on the sailings, visit the BC Ferries website.