Spirit of British Columbia ferry accidents and incidents

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  • structural damages - 2019 (due to weather)
  • crew/passenger injuries - 2018

27 April 2019Fire Accident

On April 27, 2019, while en-route from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, the vessel sustained (unspecified) damages "due to adverse weather conditions". On April 28, the ship remained docked in homeport Tsawwassen with.engineers onboard assessing the damages.

Meanwhile, the sistership Spirit of Vancouver Island was running 2 hours behind schedule on the crossing Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay. Due to weather, BC Ferries had to cancel several scheduled crossings. Just before 11 am (April 27), Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca - website providing official warnings, data on current conditions, weather models and forecasts) issued a weather warning of "strong northwest winds" through Strait of Georgia reaching speeds of 80 kph (50 mph).

24 July 2018Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

On July 24, 2018, the ship returned back to Swartz Bay shortly after departure due to a medical emergency (an elderly female passenger fell onboard). The ferry departed again at 9:50 am (50 min behind schedule).

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