On Wednesday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m. until late Saturday, December. 15, the PacifiCat Explorer will
replace the Queen of Cowichan on the Departure Bay– Horseshoe Bay route to facilitate repairs on one of the Cowichan's four clutches. This temporary vessel deployment will not affect the scheduled sailing times. However, the PacifiCat is unable to accommodate commercial vehicles over 5500 kilograms gross vehicle weight or single-unit recreational vehicles over 28 ft. long.
The Queen of Cowichan is expected to be back in service late Saturday December 15.