Damaged Queen of Nanaimo means no B.C. Ferries sailings from Tsawwassen to Southern Gulf Islands
The Queen of Nanaimo will be in drydock for repairs, which means a longer journey for travellers going from the Lower Mainland to the Southern Gulf Islands.
B.C. Ferries has reported that the vessel is damaged on the starboard side after colliding with a private dock on Mayne Island yesterday.
According to Crown-owned ferry company, divers have discovered damage to a propeller and shafting, as well as to part of the aft hull on the Queen of Nanaimo.
Heavy winds took the vessel off course in the incident, which didn't result in any injuries to crew or passengers.
The only way to reach the Southern Gulf Islands is via Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island.
That's because all sailings to the Southern Gulf Islands from Tsawwassen have been cancelled until further notice.