A BC Ferries vessel unexpectedly dropped anchor near Mayne Island.
The 1 p.m. sailing between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen is moving again after the Spirit of British Columbia experienced starboard anchor issues.
Passengers on board reported on social media that the vessel unexpectedly dropped anchor on Friday (Dec. 2).
On board, Bob Ransford tweeted passengers were experiencing strong “shuddering” as the crew tried to resolve the situation.
BC Ferry crew attempting to figure out how to dislodge anchor after it deployed and brought a halt to Tsawwassen bound sailing just west of Active Pass. Crew members seem confused as to what to do.— Bob Ransford (@BobRansford) December 2, 2022
The 3 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen was cancelled as well as the 5 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay. The 7 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen and the 9 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay are at risk of being cancelled.
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