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Service notice - Vessel Replacement - Baynes Sound Connector - Cable Upgrade Project - April 12 - April 21, 2021 - Vancouver Island (Buckley Bay) - Denman Island West

Posted:   Monday, April 05, 2021


                                                                                                        April 5, 2021


Cable Upgrades Project

   Baynes Sound Connector  

Denman West – Buckley Bay

April 12 to April 21, 2021



As part of the ongoing Cable Upgrades project, BC Ferries will be conducting a ten-day refit on the Baynes Sound Connector from April 12 to April 21, 2021. The work will involve upgrading the bull wheel drive system and sheaves, which connect the vessel to the three cables. Additional preventative maintenance work will be undertaken on several drive and hydraulic systems.


The MV Quinitsa will be providing service during the refit period and there will be no effect on the sailing schedule. There will be several minor adjustments to the vehicle exit and holding lanes at the Denman West terminal for the duration of the refit period.


BC Ferries is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and have replaced the three plastic coated cables with new flattened strand cables on the Baynes Sound Connector. The flattened strand cables are made of steel, do not have a plastic coating, and maintain the same safety standards as previous cables. The upgraded drive system and sheaves are designed to suit the new cables, were constructed in B.C., and will be installed by BC Ferries.


BC Ferries would like to thank its customers for their patience and understanding while these necessary works are completed.


For traffic updates or more information please call us toll free at 1-888-BCFERRY (223-3779) or check our website at




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