February 18, 2018

Car plunges into water at Gabriola ferry terminal

RCMP divers have been called in after a car plunged into the water early this morning at the Gabriola Island ferry terminal.

BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan says a car rammed through a six-foot steel gate at the terminal, landed on the deck of the MV Quinsam, hit the water, and sank.

“We have a night watchman there who was actually in a building and heard the thud and went outside and saw the vehicle floating in the water.”

He wouldn’t comment on the nature of the incident, only calling it a tragedy.

“There’s a recovery operation going on right now with the RCMP to try to recover the vehicle and anybody that may be in the vehicle.”

He says crews are assessing the boat’s damage as police try to pull the car out of the water.

Service between Gabriola and Nanaimo has been suspended, with a water taxi coming in.  

CKNW Vancouver News

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