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.
“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.