Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Northern Expedition remains sidelined as work continues on engine issues

See update at bottom of page

The mechanical woes for the Northern Expedition continue to dog the vessel, with a hoped for return to service for Tuesday scuttled as repairs to the main engine have taken longer than anticipated.

The BC Ferry that serves the Prince Rupert to Port Hardy route of the Northern Service was pulled out of service over the weekend after mechanical issues struck on the northern journey near Klemtu.

That resulted in a domino effect for service both on the Port Hardy route and the service to Haida Gwaii, with BC Ferries suspending service to Haida Gwaii over the BC Day weekend in order to shift the Northern Adventure to a one time round trip to Klemtu.

The Northern Adventure returned to its more familiar route on Tuesday.

As a result of the ongoing issues with the Northern Expedition, BC Ferries cancelled its scheduled departure from Prince Rupert, with no timeline released as to when they hope to resume service.

You can check up on the status of the repairs through the BC Ferries Service Notices page.

Passengers requiring further assistance can contact BC Ferries at 1-88-223-3779

Update August 8:  BC Ferries took to twitter on Wednesday with a progress report on the status of the repairs for the Northern Expedition.

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