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UPDATE: Ferry sailings cancelled for the rest of the night due to adverse weather

UPDATE: More sailings were cancelled for Tuesday with a wind warning in effect on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Additional sailings on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay and Duke Point-Tsawwassen routes were cancelled.

There were also cancellations today in between Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen, Gulf Islands-Tsawwassen, Powell River-Comox, Powell River-Texada Island, Swartz Bay-Gulf Islands, Denman Island-Hornby Island, Campbell River-Quadra Island, Quadra Island-Cortes Island and Skidegate-Alliford Bay. Service has resumed on the latter route. For more information, click here.

READ ALSO: All Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen sailings cancelled until Wednesday

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: The forecast is calling for rough seas tomorrow, and B.C. Ferries is already cancelling sailings in anticipation.

B.C. Ferries issued a service notice Monday night advising that it is cancelling all sailings between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay from 10:40 a.m. until 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, due to “high winds and sea state.” In total, four sailings are being cancelled from Nanaimo and four from West Vancouver.

The service notice says the safety of passengers and crew is of primary importance and decisions to cancel sailings aren’t taken lightly. B.C. Ferries said it appreciates patience from travellers and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the cancellations.

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Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Tuesday for Nanaimo and other parts of Vancouver Island’s east coast.

RELATED: Environment Canada issues wind warning for east coast of Vancouver Island

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