Sunday, August 23, 2009

11 AM Sailing for BC Ferries

Having spent the weekend waiting for further word from BC Ferries, travellers to and from the Queen Charlottes will be relieved to learn that the Ferry service will resume on Monday morning at 11am, with the return to service of the Northern Adventure.

The link between the Charlottes and Prince Rupert has been tied up since Friday, all due to troubles involving some rope picked up while in transit and the vessels propulsion system. Divers had been working during the weekend to try and clear the rope from the vessel, but the task seems to have been more problematic than first anticipated.

According to the 4pm BC Ferries Service Notes update of Sunday afternoon, if all remains on schedule, the first sailing since late Thursday will take place Monday when the vessel departs Skidegate for Prince Rupert.
It's not clear why the announced resumption of service will take place starting from Skidegate, according to the BC Ferries on line tracker, the current status of the Northern Adventure is that of being docked in Prince Rupert.

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