BC Ferries Announces Schedule Changes

Thursday, March 02, 2000
Effective Feb. 1, travellers using the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route will be able to choose either a PacifiCat or a conventional vessel, BC Ferries' President and CEO Bob Lingwood said. The conventional vessel's return to the route will mean trucks, buses and longer recreational vehicles will once again be carried between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo. This service will be offered on a revised schedule for the rest of this calendar year during the gradual phase-in of the PacifiCats. In addition, assured loading tickets will again be accepted on this route effective March 15. Assured loading tickets on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route were discontinued at the end of June in anticipation of fast-ferry-only service and expanded reservations, which were intended to manage demand and reduce traffic congestion at the terminals. "Under the new departure times, the first sailings each day will leave each terminal at 6:30 a.m., 15 minutes earlier than at present," said Lingwood. "The last sailings from both Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay will leave at 9 p.m." Earlier this month, Lingwood and BC Ferries' board chair, Michael Francis, announced a conventional ferry would replace one of the PacifiCats on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route to allow the fast ferries to be phased in more gradually. The schedule on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point route will return to eight round trips on weekdays. "The original number was increased to nine Monday through Friday to provide extra commercial vehicle capacity when the PacifiCats were used exclusively on the Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay route," said Lingwood.

Marine Electronics

26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro's VDR

A group led by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has gathered information from the recovered voyage data recorder (VDR) of sunken cargo ship

e-Navigation Underway (North America) 2016

e-Navigation and the Gulf Area: meeting information needs where blue water, brown water and port facilities interact   San Jacinto College and the Seamen’s Church

Ocean Signal, AMI Marine Unveil E101V Float-Free EPIRB

Marine communications specialist Ocean Signal and VDR manufacturer AMI Marine will introduce a new float-free EPIRB with integrated voyage data recorder (VDR) memory

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0921 sec (11 req/sec)