Sailings between Victoria and the Lower Mainland are running behind on Wednesday afternoon.
According to BC Ferries, the Spirit of British Columbia is running 49 minutes behind schedule on the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route due to a “police emergency” experienced by one of their customers.
BC Ferries did not provide specifics on the incident but said it did require immediate attention.
“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this delay,” BC Ferries said in a service notice.
BC Ferries told CBC News that a woman refusing to wear a face mask had to be removed from the ship.
“A customer with a history of disruptive behaviour was causing a disturbance on board,” said BC Ferries spokeswoman Astrid Chang.
Delta police confirm they were called to the terminal at 11 a.m. and escorted the woman to another location in Delta without issue.
Delta police and BC Ferries did not release any other details.
With files from CBC