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Police now say it appears the missing man may have gotten off the ferry on his way back to Nanaimo and then left in a waiting taxi.

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A man arrested for intoxication and another believed missing were responsible for major delays on a BC Ferries route Thursday night and Friday morning.

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The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating a report of a person who went missing shortly after 9 p.m. on the Coastal Inspiration cruise ship that departed Duke Point for Tsawwassen at 8:15 p.m.

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RCMPs say they were asked to meet the ferry at the Duke Point terminal over a report of a passenger in the vehicle who was acting erratically and concerned the crew and passengers.

Police were informed that the decision was made to return the ferry to Duke Point. Shortly after 9 pm, officers boarded the ferry and arrested a man for being intoxicated with drugs.

Officers say two men had boarded the ferry in a vehicle and the second person could not be accounted for.

“Officers launched a search of this individual’s vessel but were unable to locate him,” RCMP Const said. Gary O’Brien, spokesman for the Nanaimo RCMP.

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Officers later reviewed CCTV camera footage and say it appears the missing man may have stepped off the ferry as he returned to Nanaimo and then left in a waiting taxi.

He was safe and sound by police around noon on Friday. His vehicle, which had been seized, has been returned to him. The investigation is now closed, RCMP said.

BC Ferries previously informed customers of ferry cancellations between Tsawwassen and Nanaimo on Friday as a result of the police incident.

He also advised people traveling on Friday to expect high volumes of traffic from the Tsawwassen terminal.

Ferries leaving Delta’s Tsawwassen terminal on Friday morning were delayed about two hours. The ferry from Duke Point in Nanaimo was also late.

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Some Coastal Inspiration and Coastal Renaissance outings have been canceled on Friday.

“Due to the incident, our crews worked excessive hours and have pulled back to ensure they are provided the required amount of rest,” the service notice posted at 8:45 a.m. said.

The canceled trips are:

• Navigation at 15:15 departing from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 15:15
• 17:45 departure from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 17:45
• 20:15 departure from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 8:15 p.m.
• 22:45 departure from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 22:45

Some departures are expected to set sail, but with significant delays:

• 5:15 am, departure from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 5:15 am
• 7:45 am, departure from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 7:45 am
• 10:15 a.m. with departure from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 10:15 am
• 12:45 p.m. with departure from Tsawwassen
• Departure from Duke Point at 12:45 pm

Delta Police are at the ferry terminal Friday morning to help with traffic management.

BC Ferries customers planning to travel without reservations today are encouraged to travel another day, as there is a higher chance of being turned away due to traffic volumes and multiple sailing waits.

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