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Ferry Crew Rescues Injured Hiker

September 22, 2015

Crew members from the Skeena Queen worked with Salt Spring Fire-Rescue to assist an injured hiker on the south-end trail on the Tsawout reserve on Salt Spring Island. The Rescue boat transported the injured hiker to a waiting ambulance at Fulford Harbour.

Full Story: Gulf Islands Driftwood Sep 23, 2015


How BC Ferry Workers Respond to Emergencies

September 6, 2015

From Global News (originally) aired June 3, 2015):


Coastal Celebration Rescue Boat Brings 3 Persons to Safety

August 30, 2015 

BC Ferries crew from the Coastal Celebration were the first to respond to a mayday call near Tsawwassen 
Terminal after a 24' Bayliner pleasure craft struck a log and was listing heavily as it took on water.

The rescue boat waited for the Coast Guard to arrive at which time three passengers from the distressed vessel were shuttled to the Coast Guard hovercraft by the ferry workers.

Meanwhile the rest of the crew secured a full load of vehicles and foot passengers in Tsawwassen.

- Local 1 President Jonathan Buxton Carr


Ferry Worker Danica Marrs Called "Guardian Angel" After Helping Passenger

August 6, 2015

From CBC News:

"A BC Ferries call centre worker who went beyond her job duties to get a Langley, B.C. family to the bedside of a dying relative on Vancouver Island says she is touched by the outpouring of support she's received since being called a "Guardian Angel" on Facebook.

"It was definitely heartwarming to read the post and to be a part of it," says Danica Marrs, the employee who helped the family.

Marrs works in the BC Ferries call centre in Victoria...

Johnston's (the woman Marrs helped) Facebook post thanking Marrs garnered more than 16,000 "likes" and has been shared over 3,000 times. Commentators have taken to sharing their own stories of guardian angels."

Full Story: CBC News Aug 06, 2015


MV Quinitsa Crew Rescues Kayaker off Vancouver Island

June 20, 2015

From Global News:

"A kayaker in the water off Vancouver Island was rescued Friday night by crew members of the BC Ferries ship MV Quinitsa.

It happened around 9:45 p.m., one nautical mile north of the Buckley Bay terminal. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre asked BC Ferries for assistance shortly after, and the MV Quinitsa’s rescue boat was launched from Denman Island.

The crew rescued the woman in the water and took her to a waiting ambulance on shore. The rescue boat also towed the kayak to shore for retrieval."

-Full Story: Global News Jun 20, 2015

- Photo credit: Scott