Adverse weather conditions are being cited for fewer B.C. Ferries' sailings today.
The 6:15 a.m. trip on the Queen of Oak Bay from Horshoe Bay to Departure Bay was cancelled, as has been the scheduled 8:25 a.m. return trip from Departure Bay.
Two sailings of the Queen of Cowichan going in the opposite directions at those times have also been kiboshed due to high winds.
In addition, the scheduled MV Kahloke trip leaving Hornby Island at 7:30 a.m. and leaving Denman Island East at 7:45 a.m. were both cancelled. As well, vessels travelling between Cortes and Quadra islands were cancelled at 7:50 and 9:05 a.m.
The vessel that travels between Comox and Powell River has also been kept in dock, meaning these 6:15 and 8:05 a.m. sailings also haven't occurred.
"The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us," B.C. Ferries stated on its website. "We don’t take the decision to cancel sailings lightly, as we know customers rely on us to get to their destinations. We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so."
At 9:30 a.m., B.C. Ferries announced the following additional cancellations:
10:15 am departing Tsawwassen
12:45 pm departing Tsawwassen
1:00 pm departing Horseshoe Bay
11:50 am departing Powell River (Westview)