(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Update: Delayed Haida Gwaii ferry expected to sail around 7 p.m.

Broken fire-detection system forced Haida Gwaii-Prince Rupert ferry to miss long-weekend sailings

BC Ferries expects the delayed Northern Adventure ferry will sail for Haida Gwaii around 7 or 7:30 p.m. tonight after its fire-detection gear was fixed.

“The repair was effected a little bit later than we expected, and of course we needed to load everyone in the terminal,” said Tessa Humphries, a BC Ferries spokesperson.

A malfunction in the equipment kept the ferry stuck at the Prince Rupert dock this long weekend, missing two fully booked round trips on Sunday and Monday.

A technician with the manufacturer flew in from Miami on Tuesday morning to replace the problem gear.

Turn-around sailings are planed for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 4, before the Northern Adventure returns to its regular schedule on Thursday. An updated schedule will be posted under the service notice at www.bcferries.com.

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