Two BC Ferries sailing were cancelled on Saturday morning after a crew member was injured. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries crew member taken to hospital after getting struck by bow doors

Two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were cancelled

A BC Ferries crew member was injured on the car deck of the Queen of Cowichan vessel bound for Nanaimo just after 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The 8:25 a.m. sailing from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay was about to depart when a female crew member was struck by the bow doors, explained BC Ferries spokesperson Chelsea Carlson. The crew member was taken to hospital by ambulance.

“We are conducting a full investigation,” said Carlson. She noted that WorkSafe BC will also be investigating the incident.

The next two BC Ferries sailings were cancelled – the 8:25 a.m. from Horseshoe Bay and the 10:40 from Departure Bay – in order for the company to begin an investigation, said Carlson.

BC Ferries alerted customers in line and thanked them for their patience, she noted. Folks with reservations were moved to the next sailing.

As of 1:25 p.m. sailings on the route were still 30 minutes behind schedule.

READ ALSO: Nanaimo firefighters train to save themselves


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Tofino’s top engineer leaves district amidst massive sewage treatment project

District office currently working through $60 million sewage treatment plant

VIDEO: Remembrance Day in Ucluelet

Town gathers at Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club for Remembrance Day ceremony.

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Tofino and Ucluelet

The Tofino Legion and Ucluelet Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club will host ceremonies today.

West Coast residents to decide on BC Transit service between Tofino and Ucluelet

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District must collect $550,000 a year from participating communities.

VIDEO: Frequent closures on only highway in and out of Tofino-Ucluelet expected to continue until Summer of 2020

“We’ve had 400 blasts to date and moved nearly 90,000 cubic metres of material.”

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Advocates push for high-speed rail connecting Vancouver to Seattle, Portland

Bullet train idea rubbed against an anti-tax message from the passage of Washington Initiative 976 at summit

Brian Burke considered favourite to replace Don Cherry

Brian Burke is the 5-4 pick to be the full-time replacement next season

Major donor Peter Allard takes UBC to court to get his name on all law degrees

Philanthropist claims school not adhering to 2014 agreement for his $30-million donation

Report predicts drug resistance likely to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050

This increase is expected to cost Canada 396,000 lives, $120 billion in hospital expenses

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Most Read