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Rudder problem leads to ferry cancellations on Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen run

Eight ferry sailings have been cancelled for Friday and Sunday, along with two on Thursday
The Queen of New Westminster arrives at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal in this 2022 file photo. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

Eight ferry sailings have been cancelled for Friday and Sunday between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen because of a problem with the rudder on the Queen of New Westminster.

Two sailings were also cancelled on Thursday.

Divers investigated the problem and replacement parts are set to arrive in the next few days, B.C. Ferries said.

The cancelled sailings each day include the noon and 4 p.m. sailings from Tsawwassen and the 2 and 6 p.m. sailings from Swartz Bay.

All other sailings are expected to proceed.

B.C. Ferries said those with reservations on the affected sailings will be contacted and told if they can be accommodated on another sailing the same day or if their bookings must be cancelled.