B.C. Ferries doesn't believe Queen of Nanaimo ran aground near Mayne Island
It wasn't a disaster on the scale of the 2006 sinking of the Queen of the North that killed two passengers in the Inside Passage.
But B.C. Ferries has revealed that the Queen of Nanaimo was pushed off its position because of high winds after leaving Mayne Island yesterday morning.
The crew dropped both anchors to prevent the vessel from running aground. None of the officers on board or the passengers sustained any injuries.
Today, divers will check to ensure that the Queen of Nanaimo did not scrape the sea floor, according to the Crown-owned ferry company.
B.C. Ferries has also confirmed that while running off course, the Queen of Nanaimo "came into contact with a private float on Mayne Island, which did sustain some damage".
The Queen of Nanaimo won't resume operations until B.C. Ferries finishes its examination and concludes whether any repairs are necessary.