Medical emergency delays Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay sailing by 2 hours

Medical emergency delays Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay sailing by 2 hours
BC Ferries
Undated Queen of Cowichan file photo

Sailings on the Queen of Cowichan between Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo) have been delayed by over two hours due to a medical emergency on board.

In a notice on its website, BC Ferries says the 8:25 a.m. sailing had left Horseshoe Bay, then required to return due to a customer having a medical emergency.

As of 3:40 p.m., the sailing was operating 143 (two hours and 23 minutes) minutes behind schedule.

BC Ferries advises customers with reservations to show up for the time of the sailing as scheduled to maintain reserved status to ensure your vehicle is properly placed in the reserved lane.

“Your patience is appreciated and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this delay. We wish our fellow passenger a speedy recovery,” BC Ferries says.

The Queen of Oak Bay, which is the second vessel that operates on this route, is also running behind due to unloading multiple vessels at the same terminal at once.

The BC Ferries website says it is running 58 minutes behind schedule as of 2 p.m.

The Queen of Coquitlam is the third vessel that is scheduled to operate on this route starting at 6:35 p.m. As of 4 p.m BC Ferries did not indicate it anticipated there would be delays on the third ferry.

Laura BroughamLaura Brougham

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