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BC Ferries cancels morning sailings on Powell River/Comox route

Insufficient number of available crew members results in October 7 cancellations
Salish Orca at Little River Terminal.

Due to BC Ferries being unsuccessful in securing the required number of crew members to sail, the following Salish Orca round-trip has been cancelled for today, Saturday, October 7.

 6:15 am departing Little River (Comox)
 8:05 am departing Westview (Powell River)

"We require a specific number of crew members on board the vessel to ensure the safety of our passengers in the unlikely event of an emergency and to comply with Transport Canada regulations," stated BC Ferries, in an announcement at 6:15 am on October 7. "The decision to cancel a sailing in these circumstances is made when we have exhausted all options to find replacement crew."

The following sailings, which were previously at risk of cancellation, have been reinstated:

 9:55 am departing Little River (Comox)
 11:50 am departing Westview (Powell River)

Salish Orca will sail as scheduled for the remainder of the day, according to a BC Ferries statement at 7:44 am on October 7.

BC Ferries will refund fees and/or fares in the case of a cancellation.

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