The Spirit of British Columbia will
be undergoing its annual maintenance refit from January 8 through February 9 inclusive. The vessel will undergo nnual inspection and servicing of all lifesaving equipment, main engine upgrades, steering gear maintenance, installation of some new galley equipment, thorough cleaning of the passenger accommodation areas, car decks and machinery spaces
The refit is a regular maintenance procedure conducted approximately the same time each year. During the refit period, the Queen of Esquimalt will provide service on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route
and will be based at Tsawwassen. The Spirit of Vancouver Island will continue its regular service on the route based at Swartz Bay.