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I was aboard the Queen of Nanaimo when it hit the wharf at Mayne Island today. Some of my photos are on the site.

All motorcycles were on their side, spilling gas immediately after the accident.

A large fully loaded Suzuki 1,300 cc V-twin suffered the most damage - unrideable and needed a truck - the rider was from Montreal and 3,000 miles from home.

I checked out a little Hinda CB125 for the (female) rider - right handlebar pushed back about an inch. Rideable, but out of balance for the novice rider.

The riders were told that all bikes jumped about a foot in the air before coming down hard.

Those with crash bars received no damage - perhaps time for some on my V. I was in a cage with my wife, so no damage to Miss Jaffa.

What should have been a 3 hour tour** ended up taking 9 hours

** No - my name is not Gilligan.
 

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Glad you are Ok and nobody got seriously injured. ferry looks quite bad.
One of those day, and you are lucky to walk away.
 

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@bigaussie: Glad you are okay my friend and the V too!
 

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Just curious , WHO Pays for the damage-Insurance or ferry company.
The riders were told to claim on their insurance, but all were given claim forms and reference numbers by BC Ferries.

I expect BC Ferries will pay for direct damage by not subsequent costs - for example the guy from Montreal will have been stranded in Victoria - he was heading for Vancouver where he had left half his gear at his ?sons? house. He didn't have his tent, etc, just his sleeping bad as he had stayed on another relatives floor on Salt Spring Island.
 

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The riders were told to claim on their insurance, but all were given claim forms and reference numbers by BC Ferries.

I expect BC Ferries will pay for direct damage by not subsequent costs - for example the guy from Montreal will have been stranded in Victoria - he was heading for Vancouver where he had left half his gear at his ?sons? house. He didn't have his tent, etc, just his sleeping bad as he had stayed on another relatives floor on Salt Spring Island.
Thanks on the feed back.

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We have heard from the Honda 125 girl - insurance has replaced her damaged helmet and will fix her bike with no deductible / contribution from her.

I don't know if it effect her no claims record.

Both the insurance (ICBC) and the Ferry Corp are govt owned.
 

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unless your law is different I'd expect the ferry comapny to liable for ALL losses, both direct and indirect. there may be some weasel words as part of the ferry terms and conditions, they shouldbe available from the BC ferries website.

however I'd suggest it has nothign what so ever to do with your vehicle insurance, after all it wasn't your incident, it was theirs
 

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next thing you now if a ferry goes down and people drown its their fault for leaving the boat!
This happened not too long ago. Children of an elderly couple whose bodies were never found sued the ferry company (the ferry sunk). There were other cases too (for eg: a family moving house lost all their belongings). I stopped following the story not too long ago so not sure what happened first case but do know that the navigational officer was charged with criminal negligence. Whether he/she appealed or not, I don't know.
 
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