Friday, January 31, 2020

With adverse weather anticipated, BC Ferries revises sailing schedule for Northern Expedition

Travellers are on hold in Prince Rupert today, as BC Ferries delays the
sailing of the Northern Expedition due to severe weather to the south

It's shaping up to be another day of travel delays for those aboard BC Ferries, with the Ferry Service issuing a Service Notice for the Prince Rupert to Port Hardy sailing for today.

The revised schedule is now calling for a 9 PM departure from the Fairview Terminal location in Prince Rupert, with arrival in Port Hardy now set for 9PM on Saturday.

The shift in departure time comes as as a result of anticipated weather and sea state conditions for the Central Coast region today.

Environment Canada issued a Storm Warning for the region at 10:30 this morning with winds from the South of up to 50 knots anticipated into the evening, those winds are expected to diminish into the late evening period.

Seas are expected to build to six metres through the day today and into the evening, diminishing to 4 metres by Saturday morning.

Marine Storm Warnings are now in effect for waters south of
Prince Rupert, resulting in a delayed sailing today for the
Northern Expedition

The departure plans are weather dependent and could be subject to change. You can get updated information towards this evenings sailing from the BC Ferry's Service Notice page.

For more notes on Marine Transportation on the North Coast, Haida Gwaii and Southeast Alaska see our archive page here.

For items of note on past weather events see our archive page here.

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