A passenger banned from BC Ferries clearly needs to work on their acting skills—or disguises.
On Sunday, October 9th, BC ferries contacted the Quadra RCMP stating that an individual that had been banned from the ferries was on the vessel in disguise.
According to RCMP, the individual was wearing what was obviously a wig, scarf, sunglasses, and spoke in an odd high-pitched accent that was either Australian or British.
The unwanted passenger, who was well known to police, refused to cooperate with police and fled on foot leaving only his wig and mask on a trail.
Victoria Buzz reached out to BC Ferries to find out why the passenger was banned.
This bizarre incident comes nearly a month after a BC Ferries vessel departing out of Tsawwassen to Galiano Island had to make an unexpected U-turn after crews realized, they forgot nearly two-dozen foot passengers at the terminal.
The vessel had been given clearance and was just in the departure process when they realized the error—which is being blamed on crew shortages.
The ship came back into dock to pick the passengers up.
“There were 34 foot passengers on that sailing in total. From the video it appears about 25-foot passengers were missed,” Marshall said.
“We certainly apologize to our customers but are pleased the issue could be resolved in a timely manner.”