BC Ferries cancels some sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay

A mechanical issue on one vessel has led to the cancellation of sailings on another.

Four sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay have been impacted

The BC Ferries vessel Queen of New Westminster was built in 1964, carries 270 cars, and has a maximum displacement of 6,129 tonnes. (Braveheart/Wikipedia)

BC Ferries has cancelled sailings for a second day as one of its ships remains out of commission.

Four sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay were eliminated on Tuesday as a result of the Queen of New Westminster being redeployed while the Queen of Alberni is repaired.

It's led to cancellations of sailings at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. from Swartz Bay.

On Monday, six sailings were cancelled due to mechanical issues with the Queen of Alberni. The vessel was originally expected to return to service on Tuesday. 

Customers are being advised to check service notices before heading to ferry terminals.

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