Tuesday, September 11, 2018

More mechanical woes for the Northern Expedition

More mechanical issues are making for a slower transit for the BC Ferry
Northern Expedition which is now on a revised schedule on its trek North

It seems that there is still a bit of work ahead for BC Ferries maintenance crews when it comes to the Northern Expedition, with the Ferry Service advising that the vessel is currently experiencing mechanical issues with its starboard engine.

In a Service Notice posted to the BC Ferries website today, BC Ferries advises that the engine "is causing the vessel to operate at a slower than normal speed. The vessel’s engineers are working diligently to resolve the issue and have the vessel back up to normal operating speed as soon as possible."

BC Ferries issued a Service Notice for the Northern Expedition
today, advising that it  is operating at slower seeds owing to a
mechanical issue with the ship

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As a result of the mechanical problems, the vessel is working on a revised schedule, with BC Ferries advising its customers to check in at Terminals two hours in advance of the revised schedule sailing times.

As of 11:55 AM, the vessel was approaching Bella Bella on it's Northbound journey.

Last month the Northern Expedition was taken out of service over the busy BC Day holiday weekend as maintenance crews worked to resolve repairs to the main engine.

Updates on the status of the Northern Expedition can be found from the BC Ferries Service Notice page.

More notes on BC Ferries service on the North Coast and Haida Gwaii can be found on our archive page.

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