Twenty-one passengers were forced to stay overnight on a ferry after weather disrupted a sailing from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen.
What was supposed to be a two-hour trip, ended up being a seven-hour overnight stay due to bad weather.
Deborah Marshall with BC Ferries says passengers were en route to Tsawassen but strong wind disrupted the sailing causing them to stay on board overnight.
“Docking can be extremely difficult during high wind, so the captain did the safer option, which is to wait out the weather. These incidents to not happen very often. We did look at all the weather predictions and all the weather forecasts, and unfortunately the weather did not come down as predicted.”
Marshall says the Captain decided to stand-off near Tsawwassen until winds calm down.
The ferry has now docked – passengers arrived just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning.