Four crossings canceled due to ‘staff shortage’: BC Ferries – BC

BC Ferries has canceled four Sunday crossings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, citing a staff shortage as the cause.

The decision to cancel the crossings is made when BC Ferries has exhausted all options to find a replacement crew, according to the company.

“We require a specific number of crew members on board the ship to ensure the safety of our passengers in the unlikely event of an emergency and to comply with Transport Canada regulations,” said staff. BC Ferries.

“Our customer service center will contact customers with reservations on these canceled crossings to let them know if we have space available to accommodate them on another crossing later today, or if their reservation should be cancelled.”

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The following crossings have been cancelled:

  • 4:00 p.m. departure from Tsawwassen
  • 6:00 p.m. departing from Swartz Bay
  • 8:00 p.m. departure from Tsawwassen
  • 10:00 p.m. from Swartz Bay

BC Ferries had to cancel four sailings last Tuesday and four last Monday, citing “crew challenges”.

Another service is available via the Tsawwassen, Duke Point and Horseshoe Bay, Departure Bay routes, according to BC Ferries.

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