Marina damage at Horseshoe Bay. REBECCA KEAN photo

Horseshoe Bay sailings modified due to anticipated adverse weather tonight

Sailing schedules from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo adjusted

Update: At 4:45 p.m., B.C. Ferries issued a statement stating Horseshoe Bay routes to and from Langdale and Departure Bay would be modified due to anticipated “adverse weather conditions” expected tonight.

On the Horseshoe Bay and Langdale routes, ferries will leave Horseshoe Bay at 6:30, 8:40, and 10:55 p.m. Ferries will leave Langdale at 7:30 and 9:35 p.m.

On the routes servicing Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay, ferries will leave Horseshoe Bay at 6:35 and 10:50 p.m. while a ferry will leave Departure Bay at 8:45 p.m.

Original story

Wind damage to an adjacent marina caused the cancellation of ferry sailings to and from Horeshoe Bay, but winds have now died down and sailings resumed this afternoon.

B.C. Ferries spokeswoman Astrid Braunschmidt said debris that was in the bay has been cleared after “major storm damage” to the neighbouring marina this morning. She said there was a lot of debris in the water, including loose boats and parts of the dock, but “a lot of the debris that was in the water is being pushed away from the terminal.”

Morning and early afternoon sailings to and from Departure Bay, Snug Cove and Langdale were cancelled with the seas choppy off the North Shore and on its website, B.C. Ferries had issued a travel advisory showing that sailings were cancelled on all three Horseshoe Bay routes due to “severe weather.”

A 1 p.m. Departure Bay-to-Horseshoe Bay sailing was cancelled, as well as a 1:10 p.m. Snug Cove-to-Horseshoe Bay sailing and a 2:10 p.m. Horseshoe Bay-to-Langdale sailing.

B.C. Ferries determined, at one point in the early afternoon, that Horseshoe Bay travel would be shut down for the day, but that is no longer the case.

At 2:05 p.m., B.C. Ferries announced a Horseshoe Bay-to-Snug Cove sailing would resume at 2:20 p.m. Subsequently, at 2:30 p.m., it was announced that service from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay would resume at 3:15 p.m.

Departure Bay-to-Horseshoe Bay service is resuming at 3:20 p.m. with a ferry departing from Departure Bay.

Two ferries out of Nanaimo were held outside Horseshoe Bay this morning and forced to turn back to Vancouver Island.

Watch for updates at www.bcferries.com and on B.C. Ferries’ Twitter feed.


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