In March 2006, the Queen of the North sank after running aground on Gil Island in Wright Sound. What caused this historically strong and sturdy vessel to sink?
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The Ship featured, the 'MV Queen of the North' was a roll on/roll off Passenger Ferry built in late 1968 and early 1969 and went into service the same year under the name 'Stena Danica', in 1974 she was bought by BC Ferries and her name was changed to 'Queen of Surrey' before finally being refitted in 1980 and renamed 'Queen of the North'. After she sank on 22nd Mar 2006, 99 of her 101 crew & passengers were rescued, 2 Passengers were never recovered, she remains at the bottom of the Wright Sound. See more