Northern Expedition delayed en-route from Prince Rupert due to medical emergency

A medical emergency on board the Northern Expedition has delayed the ship by approximately four hours due to an unexpected stop in Kitimat.

A medical emergency on board the Northern Expedition has delayed the ship by approximately four hours due to an unexpected stop in Kitimat.

“The ship was diverted to Kitimat to drop the person off. The person involved was a crew member and a doctor on board determined that it was a life threatening,” explained BC Ferries spokesperon Deborah Marhsall.

“We arrived in Kitimat at around 1:30 p.m. and launched the rescue boat to take the person ashore…From what I understand the person involved is now in stable condition.”

And while the vessel will be late getting into Port Hardy tonight, Marshall says it should be on time for its trip back up to Prince Rupert.

“We have called in an extra crew to assist with the cleaning and turning-over of the vessel, so it should be leaving on time tomorrow morning,” she said.