Saturday, April 27, was a difficult day for passengers wanting to make a ferry sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
BC Ferries revealed that Spirit of British Columbia had sustained damage due to "adverse weather conditions." The ship is currently docked in Tsawwassen until further notice. Engineers are assessing the situation.
Meanwhile, Spirit of Vancouver Island was running 2 hours behind schedule between homeports Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay. The Canadian company BC Ferries said in a statement they didn’t "take the decision to cancel sailings lightly," as they knew customers relied on them to get to their destinations. They added that service would be resumed as soon as it was safe to do so.
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).
For other Spirit of British Columbia ship accidents and incidents see at ship's CruiseMinus page.