The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Alberni is one of the ships docked this morning as the ferry corporation cancelled several sailings due to high winds. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: More B.C. Ferries sailings cancelled as windy weather persists

Corporation says Friday conditions are ‘boisterous’

Rough seas are keeping B.C. Ferries vessels at the docks today.

The ferry corporation cancelled several Friday, Jan. 3 sailings, including the 5:45 p.m. ferry from Duke Point to Tsawwassen and the 8:15 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Duke Point.

B.C. Ferries also announced several sailings are cancelled on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, including the 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. boats from Victoria and the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. boats from Tsawwassen.

Sailings have been cancelled for the remainder of the day on the Comox-Powell River route.

The 6:15 a.m., 8:25 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 1 p.m. boats to and from Nanaimo’s Departure Bay and West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay were cancelled, but sailings are now resuming on that route.

A service notice from B.C. Ferries early Friday pointed to adverse weather conditions.

“It’s a little boisterous out there this morning, as sailings have already been cancelled due to the high winds,” noted a social media post from B.C. Ferries.

There is a modified schedule in effect for the rest of the day on certain routes, according to a service notice. Departure Bay sailings are now scheduled for 3:20 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. Horseshoe Bay sailings are slated to depart at 3:45 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 8:05 p.m. and 10:55 p.m.

The Horseshoe Bay-Langdale route was also modified. Sailings are now scheduled to leave Horseshoe Bay at 11:55 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:40 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. Sailings from Gibsons to Horseshoe Bay are scheduled for 1:05 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:35 p.m.

The ferry corp. also cancelled the 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. sailings to and from Tsawwassen and Nanaimo’s Duke Point.

The Campbell River-Quadra Island route was affected as well, as sailings have been cancelled since mid-morning and have not yet resumed.

The Powell River-Texada Island route saw the 11:25 a.m. sailing from Texada’s Blubber Bay cancelled, as well as the 12:15 p.m. from Powell River.

Also today, sailings between Cortes Island and Quadra Island were cancelled through to 1:05 p.m.

The service notice from B.C. Ferries apologized for inconvenience to passengers and advised that it would resume service “as soon as it is safe to do so.”

READ ALSO: Much of B.C. under weather warnings as winter storm touches down on south coast

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