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BC Ferries ship sustained some damage after hitting berth, no one injured

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April 19, 2020 - 5:30 PM

VANCOUVER - A BC Ferries ship hit the dock at Tsawwassen ferry terminal, resulting in two cancelled departures and a four-hour disembarkment delay for some passengers.

Spokeswoman Deborah Marshall says in a statement that the Spirit of Vancouver Island made contact with the berth around 4:30 p.m. Saturday and sustained some damage.

She says no one was injured.

Two departures were cancelled that evening, though two were added later Saturday to help keep goods and traffic moving.

She says passengers travelling by foot were able to disembark as scheduled.

But the main car deck and upper vehicle deck passengers were not unloaded fully until about 8:30 p.m. as temporary repairs had to be made.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2020

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