May 14, 2008
BC Ferries' new delivery visits London
BC Ferries' MV Coastal Celebration was in London, England earlier this week as it made a special promotional stop on its delivery voyage to British Columbia from its builder, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), in Germany.
The 160-m brand new vessel, the largest double ended ferry in the world, made its way up the Thames and moored just east of historic Tower Bridge.
It is one of BC Ferries' new Super C Class vessels
BC Ferries Executive Vice President of New Vessel Construction, Captain Trafford Taylor, departed the vessel and delivered an official invitation to the City of London to come to beautiful British Columbia, Canada and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralymic Winter Games. The MV Coastal Celebration is a giant "floating billboard" dedicated to promoting both tourism in British Columbia and the Vancouver 2010 Games. The large photographic decals are the largest marine application of printed graphics ever undertaken in the world and were created in collaboration with 2010 Olympic sponsor 3M Canada.
The boldly visible vessel was viewed by thousands of Londoners and U.K. visitors as it made its way up the Thames River into the heart of the city.