The FAC has been advised that a further crewing shortage has arisen for service starting tomorrow, November 18, and BC Ferries has not been able to find replacements.
This means that the service that was in place Monday and Tuesday this week; consisting of water taxi service during the time when the first two, and last four, round-trips would normally be conducted, and regular service using the Quinsam during a 12-hour period from 7:30 am to approximately 7 pm, will be back in place tomorrow. The water taxi service will be provided by the same operator as Monday and Tuesday, and they will shuttle if/when demand appears to exceed their capacity.
BC Ferries has advised us that this schedule will be in place until further notice.
The FAC shares the community’s frustration with this situation. We are deeply disappointed by both the inadequate service and the insufficient notice provided, and we hope that BC Ferries is doing everything it can to provide a speedy and satisfactory resolution.