Sunday, September 16, 2018

Slow going on the starboard side Captain; engine woes mean revised schedule for BC Ferries

Mechanical issues for the Northern Expedition are making
for a longer than usual transit time for the service in and
out of the Prince Rupert Fairview Terminal
(BC Ferries photo)

The Northern Expedition is the slow boat to Rupert this weekend, with ongoing engine issues on the vessel's starboard side leaving the ferry to operate at a reduced speed on its weekend schedule.

The revisions include the journey of the Northern Expedition north to Prince Rupert today and for it's Monday sailings for Haida Gwaii

The most recent update for the vessel has it expected to arrive in Prince Rupert at 9 PM tonight and then to set sail for Skidegate at 1 AM on Monday. 

BC Ferries has posted the transit time through to tomorrow as part of the Service Notice feature of their website, noting that hopes are for the regular schedule of sailings to resume as of Monday.

Troubles for the starboard engine of the Northern Expedition have the
vessel working on a revised schedule this weekend

(click to enlarge)

The issues for the Northern Expedition were first reported over the BC Day weekend of August more mechanical issues for the vessel were reported on September 11th

For updates to the schedule this weekend, or other notes related to the service see the BC Ferries Service Notice page.

More background on ferry service on the North Coast, Haida Gwaii and Southeast Alaska can be found on our archive page here.

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