Queen of Nanaimo likely to be out of service for at least a week - BC | Globalnews.ca
High winds are blamed for the Queen of Nanaimo losing control and going ashore near the Village bay terminal. The above clip shows the private float damaged as the ferry swung around after deploying both anchors to avoid a more serious grounding. She was then towed from Village Bay, but proceeded more or less on her own to Long Harbour, where today's inspection by diver confirmed damage to one shaft, prop and a portion of the hull. The contact with the dock and with a portion of the ferry dock is not likely to have caused hull damage, so it looks like that can be attributed to a brief grounding.
All of the spares are in for refit, so service between Tsawwassen and the Gulf Islands will have to be via Vancouver Island while this vessel is out of service. That will be a PITA for those going to Galiano and Mayne, but of an inconvenience for those of us going to Saltspring or Pender