A ‘stowaway’ on the Queen of Surrey delayed the first ferry sailing from Langdale Friday, June 24.
A 37-year-old man from Surrey apparently boarded the ferry at about 9 p.m. the night before and was discovered at about 3 a.m., Cst. Karen Whitby of Sunshine Coast RCMP told Coast Reporter in an email.
The man had entered the staff room and changed into a chef’s uniform, said Whitby.
The RCMP attended the scene just after 6 a.m. and led one person off of the boat. A passenger announcement on the ferry said that a "stowaway" had been on board "passing himself off as a member of the crew and evading the crew."
The man had also been on both the Queen of Coquitlam and the Queen of Surrey, said Whitby.
The ferry left the dock about 20 minutes late.
The man is facing charges of theft under $5,000, mischief and two charges of break and enter.