Northern Adventure helps rescue fishing lodge

  • Sep. 19, 2011 8:00 a.m.

The Northern Adventure left its course Sunday morning (Sept. 18) to help out a fishing lodge on the mid-coast that had lost its moorings during a severe storm. The ferry was on its way from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert when it was contacted by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at around 10 am, said spokesperson Deborah Marshall. King Pacific Lodge, in Barnard Harbour on Princess Royal Island, had lots its moorings and was holding by only one anchor in over 50 knots of wind. The Northern Adventure arrived at the lodge around 11 am. The 22 lodge guests and their luggage were transferred to the Northern Adventure by lodge boats, Ms Marshall said. Some employees of the lodge stayed with the facility while others travelled to Hartley Bay in lodge boats. The Northern Adventure was soon back on course for Prince Rupert and made its crossing that night to Haida Gwaii without any delay. “I am extremely proud of the professionalism our crews demonstrated today,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries chief operating officer. “The men and women of BC Ferries are highly trained in a wide variety of safety events and it is situations such as this that certainly exhibit the value of their skills.”

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