Some ferry passengers had added excitement this morning according to this press release from from BC Ferries:
VICTORIA – A fire was detected in the bow thruster compartment of the Queen of New Westminster just after the vessel departed Tsawwassen at 10:15 am bound for Duke Point this morning. The fire has been suppressed. No injuries have been reported.
The hi-fog fire suppression system was activated in the bow thruster compartment and the deluge system was activated on the main car deck.
The vessel returned to dock at Tsawwassen and passengers were evacuated via the overhead walkway. In addition to BC Ferries’ fire party, the Delta Fire Department attended the vessel.
The Queen of New Westminster has been pulled from service for the remainder of the day. The following sailings are cancelled between Duke Point and Tsawwassen today, October 23:
Depart Duke Point:
An update will be provided when more information is available.
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