Saturday, August 29, 2009

The continuing problems of the Northern Adventure

Yet another weekend of misery for would be travellers on BC Ferries Northern Adventure.

For the second weekend in a row, sailings of the vessel have been cancelled, once again it would seem that problems from an incident with some crab lines have arisen to render the vessel tethered to a dock.
As we outlined last week on the blog, the ferry was also kept in port over last weekend, while maintenance crews worked on the lines that were caught in the propellor shafts, there is no word from BC Ferries if this latest cancellation of service is from that original incident or if misfortune fell upon the vessel yet again.
The BC Ferries Service Website Notices section advises that all sailings from Friday to Monday have been cancelled. Further updates can be found there, or by calling BC Ferries at 1-888-223-3779 (1-888-BCFERRY), after 9 am on Saturday.

Service Notice - Sailing Cancellations - Prince Rupert/Skidegate

Posted Friday, August 28, 2009 Print Version

Note: This Service Notice applies to the following route(s):
- Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay) - Prince Rupert
- Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Mid Coast - Prince Rupert including Discovery Coast Passage
- Prince Rupert - Queen Charlotte Islands (Skidegate)
- Queen Charlotte Islands (Alliford) - Queen Charlotte Islands (Skidegate

Please be advised that the following sailings of the Northern Adventure have been cancelled due to crab lines tangled in the propellor shaft:

Departing Skidegate: Friday, Aug. 28 at 11:00 PM
Departing Prince Rupert: Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11:00 AM
Departing Skidegate: Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11:00 PM
Departing Prince Rupert: Sunday, Aug 30 at 11:00 AM
Departing Skidegate: Monday, Aug. 31 at 11:00 AM

For further information please call 1-888-223-3779 (1-888-BCFERRY) after 09:00 am tomorrow, Saturday Aug. 29th.

We apologize for any incovenience this may cause.

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