Victoria-Vancouver passenger ferry out of service for mechanical issues
The V2V Empress was expected to set sail on May 1, but the company says the launch has been pushed back to sometime in mid-May. Apr. 27, 2017 (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:56AM PDT
The new passenger ferry linking downtown Victoria with downtown Vancouver is out of service – again.
V2V Vacations says its passenger ferry, the V2V Empress, has been removed from service for the next four weeks “due to mechanical issues encounters with one of our engines on-board.”
The company says it’s making arrangements for passengers who have already booked during that time period.
“All affected guests will be contacted directly via contact information on-file and will be presented with alternative modes of transportation,” the company said in a statement.
It’s the second time the ferry has gone out of service since it launched in May.
Electrical issues took the vessel out of service for a few days less than a week after it opened for business.
V2V Vacations said delays like this “are not unexpected” in its first year of operations.