Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log


September 4, 2007

Canadian yard delivers cat

Now in service with British Columbian operator, West Coast Launch Ltd., the Incat Crowther 22 m catamaran MV Inside Passage was delivered last month by local builder Sylte Shipyard and was put straight into service running wilderness cruises from Prince Rupert.

The vessel is the first aluminum catamaran built by the yard, well known for high class aluminum sailing yachts.

It can carry 100 passengers at a service speed of 23 knots fully loaded.

The main cabin, furnished with Beurteaux Contour and Lounge seating, accommodates 80 passengers in an open, bright environment. The main aft deck features two toilet spaces, a storage space and the staircase leading to the next deck.

On the Upper Deck there is Beurteaux seating for 24 in the cabin and 20 Beurteaux Outdoor seats on the upper aft deck.

The vessel provides excellent viewing opportunities on all decks and a flying bridge allowing passengers to take in the impressive scenery that the British Columbian coastline has to offer.

Powered by twin Cummins QSK19MÕs each producing 800 hp, the vessel will have a service speed of 23 knots at full load.

Design Type: 22m Catamaran Ferry
Survey Canadian Home Trade Class III
Construction material Marine Grade Aluminum
Principal Dimensions
LOA 22.00 m
LWL 19.57 m
BOA 7.50 m
Draft (approx) 1.20 m

Main Deck internal: 80
Upper Deck internal: 24
Upper Deck external: 20

Fuel capacity 4,000 Liters
Fresh water capacity 400 Liters
Deadweight 12.14 tonnes

Engines 2 x Cummins QSK19M
Power 2 x 800BHP @ 2,100 rpm
Gearboxes 2 x ZF 655
Propulsion system 2 x Propellers
Speed 27 knots max