Ramp issues cause Saturday delays

BC Ferries

Ian Jacques / Editor
July 21, 2014 02:04 PM

Issues with the loading ramp at the Langdale ferry terminal resulted in significant delays to last Saturday’s ferry sailing schedule.

According to BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall the issue was discovered just after the 1:30 p.m. sailing of the Queen of Surrey had unloaded traffic in Langdale.

“Part of the backing on a pin came loose on the berth and it was deemed a safety issue,” said Marshall. “The Queen of the Coquitlam was doing some drills after it finished its operational schedule for the day, but we brought it back into service.”

Marshall said Ferries’ staff switched over to berth two, but because it does not have an upper loading deck, only main deck loading could be done.

“That put the Surrey about 55 minutes behind schedule,” she said. “In the meantime we had a crew called in and they did some repairs to the main berth, which allowed us to get it back into operation on the final sailing of the day. Luckily traffic does taper off on Saturday afternoons, so that helped us a bit, but we do apologize to any of our passengers who were inconvenienced.”

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