BC Ferries' 9:30 a.m. Queen of Coquitlam sailing leaving Langdale and the 10:40 a.m. sailing leaving Horseshoe Bay on Aug. 17 have been cancelled because of staffing.
Previously at risk of cancellation but now expected to sail are the 11:45 a.m. departing Langdale and 12:55 p.m. departing Horseshoe Bay.
"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," reads a service notice issued Wednesday night. "The decision to cancel a sailing in these circumstances is made when we have exhausted all options to find replacement crew. That said, if circumstances change and replacement crew become available, we will notify customers immediately."
"Our Customer Service Centre will contact customers with bookings on these cancelled sailings to let them know if we have space available to fit them on an alternate sailing later in the day, or if their booking must be cancelled. In the case of a cancellation, we will refund fees and/or fares."