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UPDATE: BC Ferries fixes the problem, reinstates 4 sailings

Coastal Celebration sailings were cancelled early Friday morning
Four sailings of the Coastal Celebration are cancelled due to mechanical issues on Friday, Nov. 17. (Black Press Media file photo)

A mechanical issue that saw several sailings between southern Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland cancelled Friday morning has been resolved.

Four Coastal Celebration sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen were originally cancelled by BC Ferries with a notice issued just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 17.

The agency cited a mechanical difficulty with the vessel’s No. 2 drive motor as the cause.

“We are working to resolve the issue and will keep you informed as more information becomes available,” the notice said.

Shortly after 8 a.m., those issues were reportedly resolved, and the ferry serviced announced the four sailings would go as scheduled.

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