BC Ferries has apologized to islanders who were left behind on Kwuna sailings over the past week.
Space on the Kwuna has been limited since a crew started painting the car deck of the vessel on July 17, said spokesperson Deborah Marshall. The job was expected to be complete by the end of the weekend.
“We certainly apologize for the inconvenience for the customers,” Ms Marshall said.
The crew had to paint the deck during the day rather than at night because the work had to be done at a certain temperature, she said.
“It can’t be done when temperatures cool down,” Ms Marshall explained.
The deck was painted during the Kwuna’s extensive refit in November, but the paint did not adhere properly because of poor weather conditions, she said.
Ms Marshall said BC Ferries chose the last two weeks of July to have the work re-done because this is usually the warmest time of the year on the islands.
The ramps will be painted on Saturday and Sunday, which will require vehicles to back onto the Kwuna at certain times.
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