Vessel operating Tsawwassen-Nanaimo route will take at least 2 months to repair, says B.C. Ferries

B.C. Ferries says an out-of-commission vessel travelling a major Island-mainland route will take at least two months to repair.

According to the ferry operator, anyone travelling on the Tsawwassen-Nanaimo route typically served by the Coastal Renaissance should book their spot in advance as space will be limited for those without reservations. 

The vessel failed last week due to a mechanical issue with the motor, causing about four sailings per day to be cancelled — except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays — until further notice.

In a Tuesday briefing, Stephen Jones, executive director of engineering, said it is unlikely the motor could be fixed before mid-October. 

The company is in the process of notifying customers affected by the cancellations through the upcoming Labour Day

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