Queen of North Grounds, Passengers Safely Evacuate

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
On Wednesday, BC Ferries' Queen of the North, hit a rock off Gil Island in Wright Sound. BC Ferries Emergency Operations Center confirms that all 101 passengers and crew were safely evacuated via BC Ferries lifeboats. Some of the passengers and crew have been taken to Hartley Bay, which is approximately 75 miles south of Prince Rupert. Others are on the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir Wilfred Laurier. Passengers and crew will then be transported to Prince Rupert via Canadian Coast Guard vessel. Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir Wilfred Laurier was on the scene by 2:15 a.m. Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board have been notified.
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