Ferry Loses Power and Runs Aground
Queen of Oak Bay, a ferry operated by BC Ferries and sails between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay, ran aground while approaching Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia.
The vessel drifted into Sewell’s Marina, damaging several boats. Preliminary reports are that the vessel lost power. An investigation is currently underway. Emergency-response divers have completed their work at the grounding site of the Queen of Oak Bay. No injuries have been reported.
Emergency and regulatory authorities have been contacted. Tugs are standing by and passengers onboard the Queen of Oak Bay will be released as soon as possible.
BC Ferries’ President and CEO, David L. Hahn, is onsite to speak to customers and inspect the vessel.