Premier Campbell heading to Rupert to meet passengers

  • Mar. 22, 2006 12:00 p.m.

Premier Gordon Campbell is on his way to Prince Rupert to meet with passengers and crew of the ill-fated Queen of the North.
The Premier was told about the accident early Wednesday morning. He said it must have been a “harrowing experience” for those on board and he was “heartened to learn that all passengers and crewÂ…were able to get off the ship and be rescued without serious injury.”
“It is a credit to the vessel and the safety procedures they have in place, that all passengers were able to be rescued in tremendously challenging conditions,” he said, “I also credit the prompt response of the Coast Guard who were on the scene in a matter of minutes.”
The premier said extensive reviews will take place with both BC Ferries and federal regulators to find out what happened.
The president of BC Ferries, David Hahn, is also on his way to Rupert to meet with passengers and crew.