Bay Ferries cancels Fundy Rose crossings for 3 days

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Bay Ferries cancelled four sailings due to mechanical issues on Saturday. (Julia Wright / CBC - image credit)
Bay Ferries cancelled four sailings due to mechanical issues on Saturday. (Julia Wright / CBC - image credit)

Bay Ferries Limited has cancelled all Fundy Rose sailings between Saint John, N.B., and Digby, N.S., until at least Tuesday due to mechanical issues.

The company originally cancelled four Saturday crossings on Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon, the company announced that repairs that include welding would be needed before the vessel could go back into service.

The remaining cancelled departures are from Saint John at 8 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, as well as from Digby at 11 a.m. and 5:30 on the same days.

Mark Wilson, senior vice-president of Bay Ferries, said issues are only impacting the Fundy Rose. He said the main problem is with a loading ramp.

One of the ramp's hydraulic operating cylinders needs repairs and the bow landing door ramp is inoperable, the afternoon announcement later confirmed.

Passengers with bookings on the cancelled crossings will be refunded with an attempt to rebook, said Wilson.

"We realize it's peak season and apologize for any inconvenience to our customers," Wilson said. "But we're working as fast as we can to rectify this and to get back sailing as soon as we can."

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