In a service notice Thursday, BC Ferries announced the cancellation of four sailings of the Coastal Renaissance due to staff shortages.
The cancellations affect sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, a popular and heavily trafficked route.
According to BC Ferries, Thursday’s 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. sailings leaving Tsawwassen and 2 p.m and 6 p.m. leaving Swartz Bay have been cancelled.
12pm & 4pm ex Tsawwassen
2pm & 6pm ex Swartz Bay
We require a certain # of crew, per Transport Canada, to ensure safety for all: https://t.co/GdHvTYNY9I^ka
— BC Ferries | Reconnecting BC (@BCFerries) December 30, 2021
“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.” BC Ferries said in a release.
“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this cancellation.”
Customers with bookings will have their bookings cancelled and reservation fees refunded.