BC Ferries working on public awareness campaign regarding Baynes Sound Connector lights

  • May. 4, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record staff

BC Ferries said it is working on a public awareness campaign for transit light operations for the Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry.

With the introduction of the cable ferry between Buckley Bay and Denman Island which replaced the self-propelled MV Quinitsa earlier this year, the company began operation of transit lights in the Baynes Sounds Channel.

The lights inform boaters when the cable ferry is in transit and when it is safe to cross the channel.

BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall explained so far, the light system is working well, and staff are currently conducting a public awareness campaign with boaters before the summer boating season begins.

“We are talking with marinas and yacht clubs in metro Vancouver and Washington State,” she added.

Additionally, she confirmed there have been reports of the Baynes Sounds Connector having issues with prawn traps being caught in the cables, but said she is not aware of any significant delays as a result.

 

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