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High winds force ferry sleepover

High wind prevented a ferry from Duke Point to Tsawwassen from docking overnight and passengers had to spend the night on board the vessel.

BC Ferries’ Deborah Marshall says the vessel, with 21 passengers on board, left Duke Point around 11:45 last night (Wed night), got across to Tsawwssen, but couldn’t dock in the wind….

The ferry managed to dock around quarter to 7 this morning (Thurs) but that meant the first sailing was delayed so there is some congestion today, especially with commercial traffic.

Environment Canada reported gusts topping 100 kilometres per hour around some of the southern Gulf Islands and Marshall says docking at the exposed Tsawwassen terminal can be difficult under those conditions.

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