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UPDATE: BC Ferries fixes the problem, reinstates 4 sailings

Coastal Celebration sailings were cancelled early Friday morning
Four sailings of the Coastal Celebration are cancelled due to mechanical issues on Friday, Nov. 17. (Black Press Media file photo)


The earlier mechanical difficulty on the Coastal Celebration has been resolved. The vessel will sail as scheduled for the remainder of the day.

Original story:

A mechanical issue has several sailings between southern Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland cancelled Friday.

Coastal Celebration sailings set to leave Swartz Bay at noon and 4 p.m. as well as correlated sailings out of Tsawwassen at 2 and 6 p.m. will not sail, according to a BC Ferries notice issued just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 17.

The agency cites a mechanical difficulty with the vessel’s No. 2 drive motor as the cause.

“We are working to resolve the issue and will keep you informed as more information becomes available,” the notice reads.

“Our Customer Service Centre will contact customers with bookings on these cancelled sailings to let them know if we have space available to fit them on an alternate sailing later in the day, or if their booking must be cancelled. In the case of a cancellation, we will refund fees and/or fares.”

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