Fog and a faulty radar unit stopped BC Ferries service between Quadra Island and Campbell River Tuesday, Jan. 6. According to Jim Abram, Regional Director for Strathcona Regional District Area C, it wasn’t just the ferry that was in the fog but the heads of BC Ferries executives as well.
The 7:15 a.m. ferry berthed on the Campbell River terminal side and stayed there, for repairs, until the 1:40 sailing back to Quadra Island.
Seven round trips were missed. The ferry transports vehicles and people each trip including people going to school, to work, to open their businesses, delivering products, ambulances, police, people with appointments, people who need to have a car to do their business for the day, people who have day surgeries and other medical procedures.
Abram is livid that BC Ferries referred to
the seven round trip shut down as “just a minor inconvenience” after one of the two radar units broke down and the fog was preventing them from sailing without it.