Two morning sailings on Hullo have been cancelled as crews continue to work to repair damage that occurred during Friday’s wind storm, but the remaining sailings in the day will proceed as planned.
The company has two ships, Spuhels and Sthuqi’. According to Alastair Caddick, CEO of Hullo Ferries, the former was already out of commission to undergo seasonal maintenance when the latter was damaged while sailing back from the mainland on Friday.
Caddick told CHEK News the Sthuqi’ had some minor damage coming into dock on Friday that caused a small dent in the Hullo vessel.
“For safety purposes, we wanted to get that repaired right away,” said Caddick.
The company had hoped to have the repairs complete to have the ferry return to service on Monday, however, the 7 a.m. leaving Nanaimo and 9 a.m. leaving Vancouver were cancelled.
Shortly after 9 a.m., the company announced the repairs were complete and the remaining sailings, starting with the 11 a.m., would proceed as planned.
Anyone who had been booked on the two cancelled morning sailings, or any that were cancelled over the weekend, will be issued a refund to their original payment method. If you don’t receive a refund within five days, Hullo asks that you contact [email protected].
-With files from CHEK’s Ethan Morneau