Owner forgets new Porsche on ferry

A newer model Porsche abandoned on the Spirit of Vancouver Island at Tsawwassen terminal Wednesday night delayed the vessel’s final sailing by more than an hour while B.C. Ferries staff and police scrambled to find the owner.

B.C. Ferries’ cameras captured images of the car as it and its lone male driver went through the ticket booth and onto the ferry at Swartz Bay. But when the ship docked at Tsawwassen at 8:50 p.m., the Porche was left behind as all other vehicles disembarked.

Delta police traced the licence plates and phoned the driver’s cellphone, said B.C. Ferries spokesman Darin Guenette.

If police are to believe the story, the fast car did not have a quick driver.

“He said he forgot, and got the bus,” Guenette said Wednesday night.

Police were dealing with the matter but when they tried to call the driver back, he wasn’t answering his phone.

Upon inspection, police discovered the vehicle was uninsured. The case has been handed over to the Vancouver Police Department.

At 10:15, the ferry left Tsawwassen for its final sailing back to Vancouver Island — 75 minutes late.