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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-30-2005, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ferry crashes in British Columbia

The QUeen of Oak Bay, a big ferry going back and forth between Vancouver and Vancouver Island just ran aground at the ferry terminal at Horshoe Bay, destroying many boats when for some reason it crashed into the marina next to the terminal instead of docking.



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B.C. ferry misses dock, hits marina instead
A B.C. ferry smashed into between 15 to 20 pleasure boats as it ran aground at a marina while docking at Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

The vessel, the Queen of Oak Bay, missed the terminal berth late Thursday morning and started blowing its horn before it crashed into the marina.

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Re: Ferry crashes in British Columbia

Hehe - yah, it just got out of refit 6 days ago!

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Re: Ferry crashes in British Columbia

If we hadn't spent half a billion dollars on those "Fast" Ferries, which we then sold for something like 5% of the original cost, maybe we could have built a bridge to the island. It seems like our old ferries are all on the blink and they probably won't run for much longer. They're constantly breaking down.

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Re: Ferry crashes in British Columbia

bridge is not possible unless you wanna drive up to Port Hardy for it sorry.

The water is too deep along the straight for a normal bridge, and we get WAY too many storms for a floating bridge + all the boats that use it, would need frigging stations every 5 kilometers for a draw bridge lol.

They have done study after study and the safest place for it is in a place where noone would concievably use it.

what they need to do is have the ferries run 24/7.

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Re: Ferry crashes in British Columbia

that's a ferry?! lol, looks more like a cruise ship to me...

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yesterday was an odd day..first the ferry and then 2 pepsi trucks got into an accident by my house...a coke truck had to stop to help them out..lol
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^^ LOL

Those poor people stuck on that ferry for 9 hours.... Apparently the ferry just lost power. Maybe it ran out gas and no one wants to admit it.
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yup thats our ferry from Vancouver to Victoria(takes 1.5 hours). Holds about 200-300 cars and a lot of people. It is pretty close to the size of a cruise ship in length, although some of the ones that stop by Victoria are friggin insane.

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Re: Ferry crashes in British Columbia

[quote author=Jodo Mcfatty link=topic=24545.msg332785#msg332785 date=1120174808]
The water is too deep along the straight for a normal bridge, and we get WAY too many storms for a floating bridge + all the boats that use it, would need frigging stations every 5 kilometers for a draw bridge lol.

They have done study after study and the safest place for it is in a place where noone would concievably use it.

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I had to look this up. And it looks like you are right.

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/publications...fixed_link.htm

I agree about running ferries 24/7.

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