TSAWWASSEN (NEWS1130) – BC Ferries has had to cancel a number of sailings from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island due to high winds and repairs.

The 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay have been cancelled.  To make up for the backlog, BC Ferries has added additional sailings in both directions at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.

There was no 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. departures between Tsawwassen and Duke Point  And the 3:15 p.m. did not run either.

BC Ferries has also called off the 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. sailings from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.

Some passengers have been wondering why so many sailings have been cancelled because the seas didn’t look so bad.  However, a member of the BC Ferries staff says it’s one thing to have a boat rocking back and forth, even if it’s a flat-bottomed one; but trucks could be swaying and it could be tough for passengers who are trying to walk around.

“We will post any information on current conditions on our website. We’ll update service notices and we’ll also send out a tweet for those customers that follow us on Twitter,” says Deb Marshall with the corporation.

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