Fishing Net Delays BC Ferry

Thursday, 25 October 2018
Cut The Net !

Just before 5pm the BC Ferry Queen of Alberni travelling at approx 6 knots snagged a submerged fishing net near Duke Point Nanaimo.

The ferry had slowed to avoid several boats in the area but had been unable to see the submerged fish net until snagging it.

The fishing boat was pulled in the ferry’s wake for a very short time before the taut line either snaped or someone aboard the fishing boat cut it free.  

The area around the terminal can become quite crowded as smaller vessels can ofter block the ferry's path.

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