B.C. Ferries terminal parking lots almost full; several sailings cancelled
B.C. Ferries cancelled sailings Monday morning between Crofton and Salt Spring Island, the latest of multiple sailing cancellations on a busy long weekend plagued by crew shortages, along with an out-of-service vessel on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route.
Six sailings between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. between Vesuvius Bay on Salt Spring Island and Crofton were cancelled as a result of crew shortages.
B.C. Ferries chartered a 12-passenger water taxi that followed the published schedule for the route, starting with the 7:40 a.m. sailing from Vesuvius Bay. Other sailings on the route were expected to proceed as scheduled, starting at 9:35 a.m.
Several sailings between Swartz Bay and the southern Gulf Islands were cancelled Sunday evening because B.C. Ferries did not have enough crew members.
Other sailings to the southern Gulf Islands operated on a revised schedule because of the cancellations.