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If you’re planning to head to the mainland tonight, it might be best to double-check your sailing.

BC Ferries says evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen are at risk of being cancelled due to lack of crew.

The company said it has been unsuccessful in securing the required number of crew to sail the Coastal Renaissance, causing the potential risk of sailing cancellations for today, Wednesday, December 28.

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“While our crewing teams are working hard to source replacements,” said BC Ferries, the following sailings are at risk if they are unable to do so:

  • 8 p.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 10 p.m. departing Tsawwassen

“We require a specific number of staff 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.

“Should any sailings be impacted, we will notify customers via service notice as soon as the information is confirmed.”

BC Ferries says they exhausted all options to find replacement staff before cancelling any sailings. If circumstances change and replacement staff become available, they would notify customers immediately.

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