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BC Ferries cancels multiple sailings amid mechanical issues with Coastal Renaissance

BC Ferries cancelled multiple sailings between Tsawwassen and Nanaimo Wednesday, amid mechanical issues with another Coastal-class vessel.

The company said it had scrapped sailings between 3:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. due to problems with the Coastal Renaissance’s main engine.

Click to play video: 'Coastal Celebration experiences mechanical difficulty'

Coastal Celebration experiences mechanical difficulty

It said it would directly contact passengers with bookings on the cancelled sailings to advise them if there was space available on alternate sailings, or if their bookings would be outright cancelled.

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Anyone with a cancelled booking will get a full refund.

“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of these cancellations,” BC Ferries said in a service notice.

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BC Ferries ship refit will cause long weekend delays

The issues come after another Coastal-class vessel, the Coastal Celebration, was sidelined twice this summer, including during the busy Canada Day long weekend, due to problems with its propulsion system.

Coastal-class ferries are the second largest vessels in BC Ferries’ fleet, with the capacity to carry more than 1,600 passengers and crew and 310 cars.

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