Crew shortage prompts cancellation of all ferry sailings between 2 B.C. islands

The route between Quadra and Cortes islands is served by the vessel Tachek, which was built in 1969 and has a capacity of 150 passengers and crew, as well as 26 cars. (BC Ferries) The route between Quadra and Cortes islands is served by the vessel Tachek, which was built in 1969 and has a capacity of 150 passengers and crew, as well as 26 cars. (BC Ferries)

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