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.