Sailing cancellations as Baynes Sound Connector set to undergo maintenance

Travellers and residents travelling to/from Buckley Bay and Denman Island will have to adjust their plans Wednesday, as BC Ferries has issued a sailing cancellation for the last two round trips of the Baynes Sound Connector.

Deborah Marshall, executive director, public affairs for BC Ferries said the cancellation is for scheduled maintenance as crews will be changing out one of the cables Wednesday evening.

“Tomorrow we are moving to the summer schedule, which provides for later service in the evening,” she explained in an email to the Record.

READ: Baynes Sounds Connector surpasses 30,000 sailings in three years

“We’ve elected to cancel the last two rounds trips to give the crew sufficient time to change out the cable and ensure the ship is ready to sail first thing in the morning for commuters who need to travel to work.”

Marshall added maintenance periods don’t happen very often.

“We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience caused by late night cancellations.”

The Baynes Sounds Connector will be removed from service, and the 9:40 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. sailing leaving Denman Island West will be cancelled, in addition to the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. sailings leaving Buckley Bay.

The BSC will resume service with the 6:40 a.m. sailing from Denman Island West on June 27.

The previous ferry which service the route – the Quinitsa – cannot be used as a replacement vessel as it has been redeployed to the Crofton-Vesuvius route full time as of June 5, confirmed Marshall.



erin.haluschak@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Since July 24, Central island has had five new cases, North one, South none

Comox Valley Horseshoe Society all about friendly competition

Feeling lucky? Do you have horseshoes? The Comox Valley Horseshoe Society is… Continue reading

Fanny Bay residents fed up with problem house

A delegation from Fanny Bay has appealed to regional district directors to… Continue reading

Merville’s annual Garlic Fest a ‘stinking good time’

Once again, it is time to hold your nose and prance on… Continue reading

DFO says five aggrieved B.C First Nations were consulted on fisheries plan

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations calls response ‘a sham,’ adding DFO never incorporates their views

Man arrested after stabbing incident at makeshift camp near Vancouver Island mall

RCMP in Parksville report 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

Pitt Meadows woman gives birth on in-laws’ driveway

Frédérique Gagnon new son is appropriately named after Norse trickster god

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

VIDEO: B.C. community rallies to save snared eagle

Revelstoke climber scales tree to save the raptor

Most Read