Zero tolerance, but alcohol still for sale on ferries

  • Jun. 29, 2012 2:00 p.m.

BC Ferries is reminding customers that the use of drugs and alcohol on its ships or at the terminals is prohibited.In a press release June 12, Mike Corrigan Ferries President and CEO said, “Safety is BC Ferries’ number one priority and that includes the sobriety of motorists on our property. We have a zero tolerance for passengers under the influence of drugs or alcohol and the unacceptable behaviour that can be associated with impairment.”The release also encouraged customers who witness drug or alcohol use to report it to a BC Ferries employee.Alcohol will still be able to be purchased on board, however. When asked if the prohibition means the ferry will no be serving alcohol, BC Ferries director of media relations Deborah Marshall said, “we have not changed our policy of selling alcohol on our longer Northern routes.”

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