Ferry damaged and delayed

  • Oct. 27, 2003 6:00 a.m.

The Queen of Prince Rupert was slightly damaged Sunday (Oct. 26) after it crashed into the dock at Bella Bella, says BC Ferries communications coordinator Ann Carpenter.
The ferry continued on to Ocean Falls where it stopped for repairs, which took longer than expected and resulted in a considerable sailing delay, Ms Carpenter said.
The Bella Bella dock was also damaged, although Ms Carpenter said the extent of the damage to the ferry and the dock was not yet clear. It was also unclear whether the accident occurred because of bad weather or for some other reason.
“We can’t say for sure what happened,” she said. More information should be available later this week.