(Skeena Queen/West Coast Ferries Forum)

Two Wednesday night ferry sailings between Victoria and Vancouver have been cancelled due to staffing issues, according to BC Ferries.

The 6 p.m. departing from Tsawwassen and the 8 p.m. departing from Swartz Bay have been cancelled due to a staffing shortage.

BC Ferries said that “a specific number of crew members” are required to move forward with sailings.

Customers with reservations on the cancelled sailing will be contacted and accommodated.

“Your safety is important to us, and we require a specific number of crew members on board the vessel to ensure the safety of our passengers in the unlikely event of an emergency and to comply with Transport Canada regulations,” said BC Ferries in a statement.

As of this publication, there is 22 per cent availability on the 7 p.m. departing from Tsawwassen and 26 per cent availability on the 9 p.m. sailing departing Swartz Bay.

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