Yes, that is said with a good deal of sarcasm and you'll see why whey you read the "Rest of the Story".

Car fire on ferry prompts evacuation


Times ColonistJanuary 26, 2009 2:00 AM

Passengers on B.C. Ferries' Queen of Vancouver were evacuated from the ship yesterday after a vehicle caught fire just before the 2 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen.

The sprinkler system was activated and crew members used fire extinguishers to try to put out the engine fire in a red BMW parked on the upper deck, said Deborah Marshall, B.C. Ferries spokeswoman.

The Delta fire department extinguished the blaze and is investigating the cause.

Two employees were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

There was no damage to the ship or surrounding cars, Marshall said.

The Queen of Vancouver left Tsawwassen shortly after 4:30 p.m. B.C. Ferries cancelled the 4 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay and the 6 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen.

Drivers of the 18 vehicles parked behind the car that caught fire had to back off the ferry so a tow truck could haul the damaged car away. All passengers were offered complimentary meals for the inconvenience, said Marshall. Whoopty Doo! Eating in the BC Ferries cafeteria is akin to eating airplane meals. You get the point.

In August, a cube van caught fire on the Coastal Celebration while the ship was en route to Swartz Bay, but crews extinguished the blaze.

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